GVR Report cover Sepsis Diagnostics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Sepsis Diagnostics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Assay Kits & Reagents, Blood Culture Media), By Technology (Microbiology, Immunoassays), By Pathogen, By Method, By End-user, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-352-2
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global sepsis diagnostics market size was valued at USD 685.4 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% from 2023 to 2030. Factors, such as the high prevalence of sepsis, increasing awareness, and the introduction of technologically advanced diagnostic solutions are expected to significantly fuel the market growth over the forecast period. Sepsis is a severe medical condition caused by the overwhelming immune response to an infection. Recent studies have shown an increasing prevalence of this life-threatening disease around the globe.

U.S. sepsis diagnostics market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

According to the data published by the WHO in April 2018, globally, this condition affects more than 30 million people and leads to around 6 million deaths every year. The same source states that globally, around 3 million newborns and 1.2 million children suffer from this condition every year. Such a high prevalence is anticipated to increase demand for its diagnostic solutions, thus fueling the market growth over the forecast period.The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and a subsequent increase in the risk of developing sepsis are some of the key contributors driving the demand for diagnostics solutions.

According to the Global Sepsis Alliance in April 2020, around 30% of COVID-19 patients had evidence of liver injury and around 75% reported a depressed immune response in Seattle, U.S. Accord. As per the Global Sepsis Alliance, viruses responsible for COVID-19, influenza, pneumonia, meningitis, and others are primarily responsible for causing sepsis. Based on a retrospective study, hospitalized COVID-19 patients pose a higher risk of developing coinfections. The study revealed that among the non-survivors, around 50% of patients had a secondary infection, almost 100% of the non-survivors had sepsis, and about 70% had septic shock.

Thus, one of the critical causes of mortality among COVID-19 patients is sepsis. Currently, most of the existing diagnostic tests can take up to 72 hours to process and provide final results. Thus, high demand for rapid diagnostic tests exists in the market for the early diagnosis of sepsis that could save thousands of lives. In February 2019, researchers at the University of Strathclyde discovered a ground-breaking and cost-effective test for earlier diagnosis of this disease. This newly developed test uses a microelectrode to analyze the patients’ blood and can provide final results in around two and a half minutes.

Key players in the market have lucrative opportunities to strengthen their market position with the development and launch of such advanced rapid tests. Increasing regulatory approval and the introduction of technologically advanced diagnostic solutions are expected to be the prominent factors facilitating market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in May 2020, Beckman Coulter launched its new DxH 690T hematology analyzer with early sepsis indicators in the U.S. In August 2018, Japan-based Sysmex Corp. launched its new HISCL Presepsin Assay Kit for determining levels of presepsin, the main test parameter for bacterial sepsis.

This kit is designed to achieve early diagnosis of bacterial sepsis with high precision as compared to conventional biomarkers. Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) can trigger sepsis, especially in the geriatric population, newborn babies, and people suffering from chronic diseases. The prevalence of HAIs is increasing owing to the high incidence of various chronic diseases, such as diabetes. A rise in the number of admissions in acute care hospitals often leads to infections, which cause sepsis. Sepsis, in such a group of patients, sometimes leads to re-hospitalization within 30 days of treatment, which propels the demand for its diagnostic products in hospitals.

Hospital-acquired infections majorly include Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Surgical-Site Infections (SSIs), which can result in sepsis. According to the WHO, 7 out of every 100 hospitalized patients are likely to develop HAIs in developed countries, whereas this number is likely to increase to 10 in developing countries due to poor healthcare infrastructure. In addition, according to the CDC estimates, every year, around 1.7 million patients suffer from HAIs and around 99,000 patients die due to HAIs in the U.S.

Product Insights

The blood culture media product segment dominated the global market in 2022 and accounted for the largest share of more than 39.0% of the total revenue. The segment is expected to maintain its lead over the forecast period. This is because blood culture is considered to be the most convenient and cost-effective mode of testing by clinicians. On the basis of products, the global market has been segmented into instruments, blood culture media, and assay kits & reagents.

In a study conducted on Patients with sepsis in Thailand, it was observed that a PCR based system, Septifast assay delivered a superior diagnostic performance in comparison to Blood Culture. The instruments segments is also reported to show a constant growth rate over the forecast period owing to the rising awareness among the general population in regards to healthcare and the increasing rate of surgical procedures.

For instance, in September 2019, Guthrie, a U.S.-based integrated health care system, deployed Wolters Kluwer’s POC Advisor for the detection and treatment of sepsis at four area hospitals.

Technology Insights

On the basis of technology, the market is segmented into microbiology, molecular diagnostics, immunoassays, and flow cytometry.The microbiology technology segment dominated the global market in 2022 and accounted for the largest share of more than 48.9% of the overall revenue. This can be attributed to the fact that microbiology technology allows accurate detection and identification of microorganisms for sepsis diagnosis through the application of culture media tests. In addition, new strategic initiatives by key players are driving the segment growth. For instance, in April 2019, BD launched its new BD BACTEC platelet quality control media, which helps identify and decrease the incidence of sepsis in patients receiving platelet transfusion.

The molecular diagnostics segment is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing adoption of molecular diagnostic technology due to its several advantages, such as high sensitivity, accuracy, and less turnaround time, over other technologies is anticipated to drive the segment. However, a disadvantage of this technique is that it cannot identify uncultivable organisms. Nevertheless, the molecular diagnostics technique is considered a standard pathogen identification technique after blood culture.

Pathogen Insights

The bacterial sepsis segment held the largest revenue share of 85.7% in 2022 and is anticipated to maintain its lead over the forecast period owing to the rise in cases of bacterial sepsis, the higher occurrence of hospital-transmitted infections, and the rising number of surgical procedures conducted. According to the study published by SAGE Journals in January 2019, bacterial sepsis is the most common type, with 62.2% of patients infected with gram-negative bacteria and 46.8% with gram-positive bacteria. Based on pathogens, the market is segmented into bacterial sepsis, fungal sepsis, and others.In the bacterial sepsis segment, the gram-negative bacteria sub-segment is anticipated to dominate the market over the forecast period.

The fungal sepsis segment, although having less revenue share, is expected to maintain a CAGR of 9.2% over the forecast period. One of the major drivers of the Pathogen segment is the increasing availability and introduction of a new and wide range of Sepsis diagnosis devices for pathogen detection. These devices are more commonly launched in the more technologically developed North American and European markets.

Robust R&D activities and increasing regulatory approvals of novel solutions are expected to support the segment growth. For instance, in April 2019, GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. received U.S. FDA approval for its new panel assay, developed to detect gram-negative bacteria causing sepsis.

Method Insights

The conventional diagnostics segment held the largest revenue share of 58.2% in 2022. The conventional method for sepsis diagnosis relies on the expertise of healthcare professionals to evaluate the patient's clinical presentation and interpret laboratory and imaging results. Early detection and prompt treatment of sepsis are crucial to improve patient outcomes.

The automated diagnostic method is expected to maintain a CAGR of 11.0% over the forecast period. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), Machine learning algorithms, biomarkers, and continuous monitoring systems are some of the automated diagnostics methods available for sepsis diagnosis. Continuous monitoring systems, such as wearable devices and implantable sensors, can track vital signs and other clinical data in real-time. These systems can detect changes in a patient's condition that may indicate sepsis and alert healthcare professionals for prompt intervention.

End-user Insights

The hospital and clinics segment held the largest revenue share of 79.5% in 2022 owing to an increase in hospitalization. Several ongoing developments to advance diagnostic tests are anticipated to boost the segment. In January 2023, FDA authorized IntelliSep, a novel diagnostic test that can assist in identifying patients with sepsis before the potentially fatal condition becomes too difficult to treat.

Pathology & reference laboratories is estimated be the fastest end-user segment over the forecast period. Reference laboratories play an important role in sepsis diagnostics by providing specialized testing services that are not available in most hospitals or clinics. For instance, reference laboratories can perform blood culture testing to identify the specific bacteria or fungi causing the infection, as well as antibiotic susceptibility testing to guide treatment decisions. Thus, advancements in pathology and reference laboratories have significantly enhanced the ability to diagnose sepsis and guide appropriate treatment decisions.

Testing Type Insights

On the basis of testing types, the global market has been further categorized into laboratory testing and POC testing. The laboratory testing type segment dominated the market in 2022 with a share of 83.00%. This is mainly due to the fact that lab testing has greater accuracy in comparison to POC testing while diagnosing sepsis. Clinical laboratory testing provides an in-depth analysis of the pathogen and its drug resistance profile. In addition, routine testing of lactate levels, which are nonspecific, however, a useful marker of sepsis, is effectively performed in laboratory settings.

Global sepsis diagnostics market share and size, 2022

With the advent of technologically advanced products, the reliance of the public and physicians on these labs has significantly increased. The laboratory testing type segment is projected to expand further at the fastest growth rate over the forecast period due to the rapid diagnosis with higher accuracy. In addition, the increasing number of diagnostic laboratories is estimated to facilitate the growth of this segment over the forecast period. For instance, in July 2018, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a U.S.-based diagnostic solutions provider, launched its new B·R·A·H·M·S PCT, a direct PoC assay designed for the early diagnosis of bacterial infection and sepsis.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global market in 2022 and accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 44.0%. The region is anticipated to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the presence of a well-established healthcare infrastructure, which has led to a rise in the adoption of advanced diagnostic solutions in the region. In addition, the strong presence of key players and a supportive reimbursement framework in this region are boosting the market growth. Furthermore, the high incidence of sepsis and infectious diseases is expected to fuel the demand for novel diagnostic solutions.

Sepsis Diagnostics Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing regional market from 2023 to 2030. Middle East Africa is also expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period on account of the rising demand for sepsis diagnostic solutions in countries with a high prevalence of infectious diseases, such as Algeria and Morocco. The lucrative growth registered by this region is also believed to be an outcome of the increase in initiatives by regional and international players to improve access to novel laboratory automation solutions. However, the lack of awareness in some of the developing countries might restrain the market growth to some extent.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players operating in the market are adopting inorganic growth strategies, such as mergers and partnerships, for the development of novel diagnostic solutions. For instance, in February 2023, Immunexpress commercialized its SeptiCyte Rapid test in the U.S., which can quickly diagnose sepsis in patients within an hour. The point-of-care test can help clinicians identify patients with sepsis at an earlier stage, leading to timely intervention and better outcomes. Moreover, in August 2022, BD and Accelerate Diagnostics teamed up to offer a comprehensive solution for sepsis management. The partnership will provide healthcare providers with faster and more accurate diagnostic tools, reflecting a shared commitment to advancing the field of sepsis management and improving patient outcomes. Some of the prominent players in the global sepsis diagnostics market include:

  • bioMérieux SA

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

  • Danaher Corporation (Beckman Coulter, Inc.)

  • Luminex Corp.

  • Bruker Corp.

  • Cepheid

  • Bruker Corporation

  • Immunexpress, Inc.

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Sepsis Diagnostics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 750.2 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1.43 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

April 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, technology, pathogen, testing type, method, end-user, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Spain; France; Italy; Russia;Denmark, Swden, Norway, Japan; India; China; South Korea; Singapore; Australia, Thailand, Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE, Kuwait

Key companies profiled

bioMérieux SA; Becton, Dickinson & Company; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG; Danaher Corp. (Beckman Coulter, Inc.); Luminex Corp.; Bruker Corp.; Cepheid, Bruker Corporation, Immunexpress, Inc., Koninklijke Philips N.V.

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Global Sepsis Diagnostics Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global sepsis diagnostics market report on the basis of product, method, end-user, technology, pathogen, testing type, and region:

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

    • Instruments

    • Blood Culture Media

    • Assay Kits and Reagents

    • Software

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

    • Microbiology

    • Molecular Diagnostics

      • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

      • DNA Microarrays

      • Syndromic Panel testingOthers

    • Immunoassays

    • Flow Cytometry

    • Others

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

    • Bacterial Sepsis

      • Gram-positive Bacteria

      • Gram-negative Bacteria

    • Fungal Sepsis

    • Viral Sepsis

    • Others

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

    • Laboratory Testing

    • PoC Testing

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

    • Automated Diagnostics

    • Conventional Diagnostics

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

    • Hospitals & Clinics

    • Pathology & Reference Laboratories

    • Research Institutes and Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    •  Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • Spain

      • France

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Singapore

      • Australia

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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