Test positive: Greater employment and drug use will drive demand for toxicology labs

The Toxicology Laboratories industry has experienced steady growth over the past five years as demand for employee drug testing, the industry's largest product segment, rose in line with increased employment during the economic recovery. Underpinning growth in employee toxicology testing is the trend of increasing illicit drug use in the United States, the economic costs of which have been substantial. To avoid productivity losses, most businesses have required drug tests of workers, at least upon initial employment, which has driven steady revenue growth for the industry. This growth is anticipated to continue over the next five years...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising drug use has encouraged more companies to opt for employee drug testing by toxicology laboratories
  • The industry will benefit from increased investment in toxicology labs
  • The rate of illicit drug use is forecast to continue growing, supporting demand for toxicology labs
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Toxicology Laboratories industry has benefited from rising demand for employee drug screening services over the past five years. Further exacerbating demand for industry services, many physicians have demanded toxicology tests for their patients. In particular, medical guidelines have encouraged doctors to monitor Medicaid beneficiaries for drug use, which may include testing for medical noncompliance and prescription medication abuse. According to the Wall Street Journal’s analysis of 2012 billing data for pain doctors, Medicare payments for drug testing has exceeded revenue from treating patients for many pain doctors.As a result, there has been robust demand for drug tests from some physicians, bolstering industry revenue. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Toxicology Laboratories Industry

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

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a good reputation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of employees and Total health expenditure in the Toxicology Laboratories industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Toxicology Laboratories Industry?

    This industry receives and independently analyzes samples of biological material for various toxins, primarily drugs. Services include blood testing, saliva testing and urine testing. Employers, the medical community and law enforcement are major purchasers of this industry’s services.

    Industry Products
  • Urine testing
  • Hair testing
  • Saliva testing
  • Blood testing
  • Breath testing
  • Industry Activities
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Oral fluid testing
  • Saliva testing
  • Hair testing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of employees
  • Total health expenditure
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Incarceration rate

  • Current Performance
  • Drug use drives demand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Illicit drug use
  • Regulatory hurdles
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Toxicology Laboratories Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Toxicology Laboratories Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Information
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Educational Services
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Urine testing
  • Breath testing
  • Hair testing
  • Blood testing
  • Saliva testing
  • Other
  • Chart: Toxicology Laboratories Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Finance and professional service industries
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Healthcare and social assistance industries
  • Government agencies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Toxicology Laboratories Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Toxicology Laboratories

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Toxicology Laboratories Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Alere Inc., Quest Diagnostics Inc.,
  • Table: Alere Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Quest Diagnostics Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Toxicology 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 Toxicology Laboratories Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of employees in the US (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Specific, direct metabolites of alcohol; EtG/EtS tests are conducted to detect the presence of alcohol in a person's system.
  • Reagent
  • A substance or compound added to a system to cause a chemical reaction.
  • Toxicology
  • A study of the adverse effects of drugs, alcohol or other toxins on living organisms.
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