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

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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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Toxicology Laboratories industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle, which is characterized by growth stronger than the overall economy, due to rapidly changing technologies and increasing market acceptance of the industry's services. For example, the incidence of illicit drug and substance abuse has skyrocketed in the United States, inciting many markets, such as employers and the law enforcement sector, to demand toxicology tests. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 3.5% over the 10 years to 2022.

    Comparatively, GDP is anticipated to rise at an annualized rate of 2.0% during the same period. Ove..

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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    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
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Alere Inc.Quest Diagnostics Inc.
  • Table: Alere Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Quest Diagnostics Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    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
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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