Routine clinical chemistry comprises 30 to 40 tests of substrates, metabolites, electrolytes, blood gases, enzymes and lipids that can be organized into panels for speciality patient investigation and general patient screening. Common speciality panels include those for renal clearance, liver function, and metabolic status. Clinical chemistries are performed on analyzers with varied levels of automation depending on the test volume run at a particular test site.
The market for routine clinical chemistries can be divided into high and low volume users. High volume users can be found in large urban regional hospitals and private laboratories. Low volume users can be found in non-laboratory tests sites within the hospital, physician office labs, small and medium sized hospitals and in community laboratories.
The Market regarding Clinical Chemistry analyzes the current as well as potential market for clinical chemistry, featuring a market forecast for 2019. The report includes discussion of:
This matured industry is continuously trying to reinvent itself by upgrading test processes and test menus. Market growth is modest apart from predicted explosive growth in emerging markets because developed nations account for a very large share of the market.
- Overview of chemistry tests
- Growth and size of the market
- Leading prices and products
- Physician office labs (pols)
- Automation in laboratories