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DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories in the US: Market Research Report

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DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Laboratory Services | Nov 2012

All relative: after recent strong revenue growth due to paternity test demand, revenue will slow

IBISWorld’s DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
LabCorp LabCorp market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 07-12
11.7%
Annual Growth 12-17
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Profit
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Employment
5,120
Businesses
128
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2012, revenue for the DNA and DNA Forensic Laboratories industry grew robustly in the five years to 2012. The industry is composed of major companies like Orchid Cellmark and Laboratory Corporation. The industry has benefited from rapid technology improvements that have boosted efficiency, therefore increasing price-based competition. In the five years to 2017, revenue is expected to slow (as compared with the previous five years). The industry is marked by expansion, as firms open to take advantage of the industry's high profit margins.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The DNA Forensics Laboratories industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages in 2012, $0.08 will be spent on capital. Equipment used in DNA testing laboratories is complex, automated and very expensive; while costs typically vary with quality, firms that wish to ensure testing reliability invest in the most advanced (and, thus, expensive) equipment. However, modern-day DNA testing equipment can process batches of hundreds of samples at a time; with the average cost of a DNA test at about $100, equipment costs can be recouped relatively quickly if a firm generates enough business... purchase to read more

 


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What is the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry?

This industry provides DNA paternity testing, DNA forensic services, veterinary DNA testing, ancestry tracking and other services related to human genetics. It excludes not-for-profit, state-funded and state-owned institutions such as public university labs, and labs that are owned and operated by law enforcement entities and the court system. Although some operators have multiple patient service centers, the industry is composed of the laboratories to which samples are submitted.

Industry Products
Discretionary paternity testing Legal forensic services Veterinary DNA testing Ancestry and family relationship testing
 
Industry Activities
Paternity testing servicesDNA forensic servicesVeterinary DNA testing servicesAncestry tracking services


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