Drug testing is a technical analysis of various biological specimen of a human, like urine, blood, exhaled air, sweat, saliva, hair, etc. to determine the presence or absence of alcohol or any other drug in the metabolites of the subject. Drug testing is subjected to commonly determine the presence of the drugs like alcohol, marijuana, opioids, amphetamines, cocaine, steroids, barbiturates, phencyclidine, etc. Sports organizations and forensic sectors are the largest consumers of a drug tests.
The global drug testing market is expected to reach USD 11.2 million by 2027 having grown at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2020 - 2027. Stringent rules from the sports association have led to regular dope testing activities among players. In addition to this, the rising problem with drug abuse globally along with the fight against drugs has led to an increased number of drug testing among suspected offenders. Also, one of the rising markets for drug testing is the health testing done during employment. Several companies have taken drug testing and another health testing on a stride and this, in turn, has helped bolster the market for drug testing. North America is one of the largest markets for drug testing with urine samples being the largest sub-category under drug testing.
Innovative analyzing methods have led to a reduction in the time of analysis. This has resulted in a higher number of samples being analyzed per hour and therefore a lower turnaround time per sample. In addition to newer methods of analysis several innovations like laboratory management systems or inventory control help in automating the process of quality control. These efforts help in achieving an overall lower turnaround time. As such, these elements act as cost drivers to the drug testing industry.
With the growing demand for drug testing industry, there is a high influx for localized kits and equipment which are, at times, sub-par and not too accurate. However, such products are significantly cheaper than the products that are manufactured by the leading players like Quest Diagnostics, Siemens, Abbott, and other known players. Additionally, the requirement for quick turnaround times may lead to local testers cutting corners. Such situations pose a challenge to the overall market and leave the quality analysis of drug testing suppliers at risk.
The key suppliers for the drug testing category are Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Abbott Laboratories, Quidel Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Inc., LabCorp, Dragerwerk AG & CO. KGaA, Agilent Technologies, Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL), Inc., Cordant Health Solutions, Legacy Medical Services, LLC, Siemens Healthineers, Omega Laboratories, Inc. The market is fragmented with the presence of several global as well as local players and due to this; there is significant price variation among the products sold. Raw materials in the form of samples from the largest cost head for a drug testing company with approximately 50% of the total cost being taken up by raw materials alone. While labor is another key cost component, the introduction of analyzing tools along with the use of laboratory and inventory management systems has helped in reducing the cost of labor significantly. Grand View Research will help our client identify the best-suited suppliers by mapping their core capabilities and operational efficiency.
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