Urine test strips are great diagnostic tool for understanding the patient’s overall health and their metabolic rate, liver and kidney functions etc. It is a cost effective screening tool and have high analytical sensitivity, good compatibility and is very convenient to use. Urine test are performed in urinary tract infections, diabetes and other chronic disorders. As per National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), urinary tract infection is one of the most common sites of healthcare-associated Infections, attributing to 20% of infections. Urine strip are tremendously used for detection of urinary infection, blood in urine etc. Rising chronic disorders, growing resistance to antibiotics and increasing population has amplified the demand for advanced facilities for quick diagnosis.
Factors such as rising demand for research, growing awareness among the population about personal hygiene, growing incidences of chronic diseases due to change in lifestyle and climatic changes are driving the urine strip market growth. Home care settings segment is expected to experience robust growth during the projection period.
High cost of automated analyzers is affecting the market penetration in emerging economies and lack of awareness in underdeveloped countries are hampering the growth of urine strip market.
The urine test strip market is segmented by product type, function type, application, end user and geography.
The urine test strips are available in various types as per the requirement such as protein testing, glucose testing, ketone testing, specific gravity testing, pH, blood (hemoglobin) and myoglobin testing, leukocyte testing, esterase testing, nitrite testing, bilirubin testing and urobilinogen testing.
Various functions of urine test strips are categorized as visual test strips and automated test strips. Automated visual strips involve use of an analyzer to determine the required parameters and result is displayed as meter reading, whereas visual urine strips are provided with color blocks indicating the levels of elements being tested.
Urine test strips have wide application in disease diagnosis and pregnancy test. Urinalysis is used to detect and manage wide range of diseases. Concentration, content and appearance parameters are studied for diagnosis of diseases such as in chronic metabolic disease diabetes, urinary tract infections, kidney disease. Also, it is used to detect bladder stone and blood disorders.
Urine test strips are utilized massively in institutes & research laboratories, hospitals & clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and in academics. In hospitals, urine test strips are used as preliminary test to screen the manifestations of particular diseases.
Urine test strip market is analyzed across the various regions geographically such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of world. North America holds the dominant position due to growing awareness regarding self-monitoring, in 2018. Investment by various market players are flaring up the Asia-Pacific market and is expected to grow during the forecast periods from 2019 to 2025.
Major market players in urine strip market are ACON Laboratories, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Abbott Laboratories, Beckman Coulter Inc., Sarstedt, Inc., Roche Holding AG, Bayer Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Clarity Diagnostics, Fisher Scientific, Siemens Healthcare., Arkray Inc. Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings Ag, Sysmex Corporation, Henry Schein Inc., ARKRAY, Inc., Mindray Medical International Limited. Major players operating in this market are focusing on developing a novel diagnostic tool for various chronic health care issue for quick detection of disease t which is eliciting the urine strip market share.
The urine test strip market is segmented by product type, function type, application, end user and geography. Urine test strips are obtainable in several types as per the diagnosis requirements such as protein testing, glucose testing, ketone testing, specific gravity testing , pH, blood (haemoglobin) and myoglobin testing, leukocyte testing, esterase etc.
Urine test strips have widespread application in disease diagnosis and pregnancy test. Urinalysis is used to detect and manage wide variety of diseases. Urine test strips are consumed massively in institutes & research laboratories, hospitals & clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and in academics. Urine test strip market is analysed across the various regions geographically such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of world. In 2018. North America held the dominant position in urine strip market attributed to surging awareness among the people.
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