Drugs are chemical substances, which are generally used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Drugs when used as medicines have positive effects on patients; however, some people use drugs for non-medical purposes, which leads to serious health problems. Drug abuse testing is a technical analysis of biological specimen to determine the drugs or combination of drugs consumed by a person. The biological specimens used for the test are saliva, urine, blood, hair, breath, and sweat. The two main technologies used to test drug abuse are immunoassay and chromatography. Drug abuse testing is widely used in diagnostics, criminal cases, and to screen sports athletes.
Analysts forecast the Global Drug Abuse Testing market to grow at a CAGR of 4.71 percent over the period 2013-2018.
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Drug Abuse Testing Market: Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., Danaher Corp., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Siemens AG and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Abbott Laboratories, Agilent Technologies, Alere , Biomedical Diagnostics, Branan Medical, OraSure Technologies, PerkinElmer, Psychemedics, Quest Diagnostic, Randox Laboratories, Sigma-Aldrich, Sonic Healthcare and Waters.
One of the major trends upcoming in the market is the increase in the number of collaborations and M&A in the market. This strategy helps vendors to expand their portfolio as well as improve the quality and performance of their products.
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This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Drug Abuse Testing market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of drug abuse testing solutions, which includes drug abuse testing kits and systems. The technologies primarily considered in the report are immunoassay and chromatography.
Global Drug Abuse Testing Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, the APAC and EMEA regions; it also covers the Global Drug Abuse Testing market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.
According to the report, the rising consumption of illicit drugs is a major driver in the Global Drug Abuse Testing market as the use of illicit drugs in developed as well as in developing countries is increasing worldwide.
Further, the report states that one of the key challenges that the market faces is the inability of drug abuse testing products to detect low-dose designer drugs. The detection of designer drugs such as ecstasy, Rohypnol, and LSD is very difficult.
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