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

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the DNA and DNA Forensic Laboratories industry will increase at an annualized rate of 5.8% to $2.8 billion in the five years to 2017. Industry operators provide a wide variety of tests, including paternity tests, grandparentage tests, siblingship tests and twin zygosity tests. Over the past five years, the industry has benefited from improvements in technology that have caused the price of many services to decline. Although this factor has contributed to some price competition between players, it has also caused industry demand to rise.Number of births in and out of wedlockAnother factor that has contributed to the industry’s long-term growth has been an increasing number of births that take place out of wedlock. Acc...purchase to read more.

    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
    Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings,
  • Table: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings - financial performance

  • 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
    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
    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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