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Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (PCR, INAAT), By Application (Infectious Disease Testing, Oncology Testing), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-388-1
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global nucleic acid amplification testing market was valued at USD 6,199.2 million in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.78% from 2022 to 2030. Increase in demand for the advanced rapid diagnostics and rising R&D investments for the development of novel biotechnological diagnostic techniques are the factors fueling the market growth.  In addition, high global prevalence of the communicable diseases and need for the highly efficient testing alternatives for the successful management of disease outbreaks has propelled demand for the several nucleic acid amplification testing technologies.  The COVID-19 has increased demand for the rapid and accurate testing methods, such as nucleic acid amplification testing, for detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Key players involved in the market have developed new product offerings, such as isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology-based tests, to meet high demand for the rapid testing and point-of-care testing.

 U.K. nucleic acid amplification testing market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

For instance, in March  2020, Abbott Laboratories received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), for its Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test which can deliver positive results within five minutes and negative results within 13 minutes. Such strategic initiatives fueled by the pandemic are expected to boost market growth in the near future.

As nucleic acid amplification testing offers the most precise detection of the target entities, the technique is most commonly used for detection of the infectious agents. The technique has also been extensively studied for diagnostic applications in domains such as cancer, personalized medicine, and forensics. As a result, a broad range of applications for nucleic acid amplification testing are expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.

Emerging infectious diseases, such as the Monkeypox virus, are opening new avenues for market growth and is evident by the launch and regulatory approval of nucleic acid amplification test products for such diseases. For instance, in September  2022, Quest Diagnostics received the U.S. FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its Quest Monkeypox PCR test launched in July 2022. Similarly, in August 2022, Todos Medical Ltd. commercially launched its Monkey Pox PCR-based test in the U.S. Hence, such novel infections are expected to further expand the market growth. 

However, nucleic acid amplification methods, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are severely limited by the requirement of thermal cycling and temperature control instrumentation, which restricts the adoption of PCR technologies in point-of-care applications. This factor can impede the growth of PCR-based technologies and restrict market growth in the near future.

Type Insights

The PCR tests segment recorded the largest market share of 66.68% in 2021. The technology enables rapid and sensitive detection of a broad range of target nucleic acid molecules and can be used for the detection of specific pathogens that may be difficult to culture in vitro. In addition, widespread penetration of PCR technology has enabled applications of the technique for the detection, quantification, and genotyping of a variety of bacteria and viruses from several types of clinical specimens, including plasma, serum, semen, cerebrospinal fluid, and others. As a result, the PCR tests segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.

The Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (INAAT) tests segment is projected to expand at a rapid CAGR during the forecast period due to the introduction of novel technologies, such as loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), strand displacement amplification, and recombinase polymerase amplification, among others, that are broadening the scope of the applications for nucleic acid-based test products.

For instance, in June 2022, a research study published in the Analyst Journal demonstrated a new smartphone-integrated technology that can perform rapid Zika virus testing in a single blood drop with the help of the LAMP technology. Such advancements are anticipated to drive the segment and positively affect market growth.

Application Insights

The infectious disease segment held the largest market share of 46.16% in 2021. This can be attributed to the widespread prevalence and rising incidence rate of infectious diseases such as influenza, sexually transmitted infections, and others. The COVID-19 testing sub-segment held the largest share in 2021 within the infectious disease testing segment due to the global presence of the pandemic and the launch of several new PCR tests.

For instance, in October 2020, Euro fins Central Laboratory launched its Empower DX SARS CoV 2 RT PCR test with the option for at-home sampling. Such product launches are expected to increase the market penetration of PCR tests and drive segment growth.

Oncology testing segment is projected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period due to the rise in R&D interests for the development of novel cancer diagnostic alternatives and rapid progress in cancer research. For instance, in March 2022, researchers from Queen Mary University of London announced the development of the first PCR test for the detection of oral cancer. Such advancements are likely to fuel growth prospects for the nucleic acid amplification testing of other ontological conditions in the near future.

End-use Insights

The central and reference laboratories segment dominated the market in 2021 due to its extensive testing portfolio and coverage across multiple healthcare settings. In addition, supportive government initiatives are aiding in the expansion of the testing capacities of such laboratories. For instance, in June 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded the Monkeypox testing capacity to five laboratory companies, including Lab corp., Quest Diagnostics, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Aegis Science, and Sonic Healthcare.

 Global nucleic acid amplification testing market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

Hospitals segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 13.44% by 2030. The rise in healthcare expenditure globally and the increasing role of nucleic acid amplification techniques for disease surveillance and prevention of outbreaks are the factors leading to the growth of the segment. Similarly, growth in hospital testing capacities post-COVID-19 and availability of the high throughput testing capabilities can considerably boost the market prospects for nucleic acid amplification testing.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest market share 36.96% in 2021 due to the high extent of chronic disease prevalence and the presence of an established research and healthcare infrastructure. Similarly, demand for nucleic acid amplification tests is also driven by the increasing focus on point-of-care diagnostic methods and the high extent of disease prevention measures in the region.

Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period due to the existence of a large population and rising focus on the healthcare systems. High incidence of emerging infectious diseases such as Japanese encephalitis, Hendra, and Nipah virus infections can strengthen the market prospects for nucleic acid amplification testing.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The nucleic acid amplification testing market is highly competitive due to the strategic initiatives adopted by emerging and key players. Several new types of nucleic acid amplification tests have been launched in recent years. For instance, in September 2022, My lab Discovery Solutions launched its Patho Detect HPV Detection PCR Test for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) in high-risk individuals. Some of the prominent players in global nucleic acid amplification testing market include:

  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company

  • Danaher Corporation

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Illumina, Inc.

  • Siemens Healthineers

  • bioMérieux SA

  • Novartis AG

  • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

  • Seegene Inc.

Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 7.34 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 19.23 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 12.78% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends

Segments covered

Type, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Danaher Corporation; Abbott Laboratories; Illumina, Inc.; Siemens Healthineers; bio Mérieux SA; Novartis AG; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., See gene Inc.

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Global Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global nucleic acid amplification testing market based on the type, application, end-use, and region:

Global Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Market Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests

    • Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (INAAT) tests

    • Ligase Chain Reaction (LCR) tests

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Infectious Disease Testing

      • COVID-19 testing

      • Mosquito borne disease testing

      • Influenza testing

      • Sexually transmitted infections testing

      • Hepatitis testing

      • Tuberculosis testing

      • Others

    • Oncology Testing    

    • Genetic & mitochondrial disease testing           

    • Others           

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Central and reference laboratories

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018-2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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