Family ties: Improved technology and declining costs will foster industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s industry research report on DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for this industry’s paternity testing rose with more babies born out of wedlock
  • The accessibility of the industry’s services has boosted industry performance
  • Significant margins are expected to draw more operators into the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the DNA and DNA Forensic Laboratories industry has benefited from improved accessibility and declining prices, which have made DNA testing more affordable and common. Furthermore, the industry has benefited from the long-term trend of an increasing number of babies being born outside of wedlock. Babies born outside of wedlock are more likely to need DNA paternity testing because proof is often required to make men financially responsible for their offspring under the law. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue to benefit from improved technology, which will increase productivity and revenue...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Establishments in the DNA and DNA Forensic Laboratories industry are spread primarily across the Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions. While proximity to government and law enforcement agencies or population-dense areas may be convenient, it is not essential to a company's success. This is because the increasing acceptance of home test kits has made it convenient for individuals to test themselves at home and mail their results to a lab. Additionally, the industry's largest players operate national networks of sample collection facilities, making it easy for individuals to drop off DNA samples. Nevertheless, population-dense urban areas generally have a higher concentration of industry operators due to a larger number of births, hospitals and police departments. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Research and development expenditure in the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories industry impact industry performance..

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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 nonprofit, 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 services
    DNA forensic services
    Veterinary DNA testing services
    Ancestry tracking services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Number of births
  • Demand from veterinary services

  • Current Performance
  • Number of births in and out of wedlock
  • Industry accessibility causes growth
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Effects of economic growth
  • Efficiency rises as technology improves
  • Table: DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Law Firms
  • Veterinary Services
  • Hospitals
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Laboratory Supply Wholesaling
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Legal forensic services
  • Discretionary paternity testing
  • Ancestry and family relationship testing
  • Veterinary DNA testing
  • Chart: DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Public sector
  • Private sector

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Law enforcement, legal and government
  • Hospitals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationAdditional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories

  • Basis of Competition
    Public sectorPrivate sector
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
  • Table: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the DNA & DNA Forensic Laboratories Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Research and development expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Buccal Swab
  • A noninvasive way to collect DNA from the inside of a person's cheek.
  • Combined Dna Index System (Codis)
  • A DNA database funded by the FBI that stores DNA profiles created by forensic crime laboratories.
  • Dna Profile
  • An encrypted set of numbers that reflects a person's DNA makeup and can be used as their identifier.
  • Grandparentage Test
  • Test that is used to verify the biological relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
  • Siblingship Test
  • Test that is used to determine if two or more individuals are biological siblings.
  • Twin Zygosity Test
  • Test that is used to determine whether twins are identical or fraternal.
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