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Clinical Laboratory Testing Volume 2: Key Players for Laboratory Testing, Business Trends and Strategies

  • ID: 2196818
  • Report
  • July 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 134 Pages
  • TriMark Publications
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  • ACM Medical Laboratory
  • Aurora Diagnostics
  • Clongen Laboratories, LLC
  • Geneva Laboratories
  • MEDTOX Scientific, Inc.
  • Psychemedics Corporation
  • MORE
Clinical laboratory testing is one of the most important sectors of medical care. Although it is generally involved in over 70% of medical diagnoses, it accounts for less than 5% of overall healthcare expenditures. The term clinical laboratory testing usually refers to determining the concentration or activity of a protein, carbohydrate, lipid, electrolyte, enzyme or small molecule in easily collected body fluids such as blood, serum, plasma, urine and saliva. This TriMark Publications report describes the specific segments of the clinical laboratory testing business and the strategies used by laboratory companies to develop new business opportunities.

The study presents emerging business practices and analyzes the partnerships and alliances that various key sector players have forged or could forge in the near future. New clinical laboratory business methods are also examined to identify lead positions and potential future growth areas. Moreover, the report profiles leading companies in the clinical laboratory industry, with a primary focus on companies that actively analyze and market laboratory data.
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  • ACM Medical Laboratory
  • Aurora Diagnostics
  • Clongen Laboratories, LLC
  • Geneva Laboratories
  • MEDTOX Scientific, Inc.
  • Psychemedics Corporation
  • MORE
1. Overview
1.1 Objectives of the Report
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Report
1.4 Executive Summary

2. IVD Clinical Laboratory Testing Market
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Independent Clinical Labs
2.2.1 Key Players for Independent Clinical Labs
2.3 Medical Expenditures
2.4 Medicare Clinical Lab Services Spending Trends

3. The Clinical Laboratory Testing Market
3.1 U.S. Market
3.1.1 Hospital-based Clinical Laboratories
3.1.2 Commercial Clinical Laboratory Testing
3.1.3 Physician Office Laboratories (POLs)
3.2 Clinical Lab Testing Key Players
3.2.1 Commercial Clinical Labs
3.2.2 Hospital Lab Collaborative Ventures
3.2.3 Specialty Labs
3.3 Revenue and Reimbursement
3.4 Outlook for Clinical Laboratory Testing
3.4.1 Long-term Changes
3.4.2 Market Drivers
3.4.3 Barriers to Successful Clinical Laboratory Operations
3.4.4 Key Technologies
3.4.5 Conclusion

4. Hot Sectors in the Clinical Lab Testing Market
4.1 Workplace Drugs-of-Abuse Testing
4.2 Clinical Toxicology
4.3 Clinical Testing for the Pharmaceutical Industry
4.4 Vitamin D Testing
4.5 Diabetes (Glucose) Testing
4.6 Molecular Diagnostic Testing
4.7 Cardiac Markers
4.8 Blood Bank Screening
4.9 Genetic Testing
4.10 Predictive Medicine Testing
4.11 Personalized Medicine
4.12 Cancer Testing
4.13 Point of Care Testing
4.14 Monitoring Testing
4.15 Anatomic Pathology
4.16 Immunodiagnostics
4.17 Opiate Testing

5. Important Clinical Lab Testing Technology Trends
5.1 Technology Platform Innovations in Clinical Lab Testing
5.2 The New Paradigm
5.3 Consolidated Workstations
5.4 Automation in the Laboratory
5.5 Laboratory Information Systems
5.6 New User-friendly Interface
5.7 Data-Management Issues
5.7.1 Wireless LANs
5.7.2 Data and Workflow Management Systems
5.7.3 Beckman Central Command
5.7.4 Clinical IT More Widely Available in Physician Practices
5.7.5 Physician Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
5.7.6 Specimen Tracking and Processing

6. Business Trends in the Clinical Laboratory Testing Sector
6.1 Key Developments
6.2 Sector Consolidation
6.3 Acquisition Pricing
6.4 Hospital Lab Competition Threats
6.5 Acquisition, License Agreements, Internal Development and Partnerships
6.6 Merger, Acquisition and Partnering Activities in the Clinical Lab Testing Industry
6.7 Comparison of Quest and LabCorp
6.7.1 Acquisitions
6.7.2 Quest?s Growth
6.7.3 Laboratory Corporation of America
6.7.4 LabCorp?s Growth
6.7.5 Competitive Advantages of National Labs like Quest and LabCorp
6.7.6 National Managed Care Companies
6.7.7 Billing and Collection Management
6.7.8 Lower Reagent and Supply Costs
6.7.9 Esoteric Testing Capabilities
6.7.10 Ability to Invest in Web-based Connectivity Solutions
6.7.11 Competitive Disadvantages of Quest and LabCorp
6.7.12 Difficulties with Turnaround Times and Stat Services
6.7.13 Physician-Laboratory Communication
6.7.14 Specimen Pickup Scheduling Inflexibility
6.8 Regulation of Clinical Laboratory Operations
6.8.1 CLIA and State Regulations
6.8.2 Drug Testing
6.8.3 Controlled Substances
6.8.4 Medical Waste, Hazardous Waste and Radioactive Materials
6.8.5 FDA
6.8.6 Occupational Safety
6.8.7 Specimen Transportation
6.8.8 Corporate Practice of Medicine
6.9 Hospital Outreach Programs
6.10 Supply Chain and GPO Contracting
6.11 Specialty Labs
6.12 Expansion of Hospital-based Labs and Hospital Outreach Programs
6.13 Managed Care

7. Company Profiles
7.1 ACM Medical Laboratory
7.2 Alere
7.3 American Esoteric Laboratories (Sonic Healthcare)
7.4 American Pathology Partners
7.5 AmeriPath (Quest)
7.6 ARUP Laboratories
7.7 Athena Diagnostics
7.8 Aurora Diagnostics
7.9 Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
7.10 BioTech MedLab
7.11 Caris Diagnostics
7.12 CBLPath
7.13 Centrex Clinical Laboratories
7.14 Clarient, Inc.
7.15 Clinical Reference Laboratory
7.16 Clongen Laboratories, LLC
7.17 CompuNet Clinical Laboratories
7.18 EndoChoice Pathways
7.19 Enzo Biochem, Inc.
7.20 Esoterix (LabCorp)
7.21 Exagen Diagnostics
7.22 Geneva Laboratories
7.23 Genomic Health, Inc.
7.24 Genzyme
7.25 IBT Laboratories
7.26 Integrated Regional Laboratories (IRL)
7.27 LabCorp
7.28 MEDTOX Scientific, Inc.
7.29 Meriter Health Services
7.30 Mid America Clinical Laboratories (MACL)
7.31 Monogram Biosciences, Inc.
7.32 Myriad Genetics, Inc.
7.33 National Jewish Medical and Research Center
7.34 Parkway Clinical Laboratories
7.35 Pathology, Inc.
7.36 Predictive Biosciences
7.37 Psychemedics Corporation
7.38 Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
7.39 RDL Reference Laboratory
7.40 Satellite Laboratory Services
7.41 Signal Genetics
7.42 Solstas Lab Partners
7.43 Sonic Healthcare
7.44 Spectra

8. Clinical Laboratory Testing Sector Trends and Forecasts
8.1 Home Care Analysis
8.2 Non-Traditional Collection for Laboratory Testing
8.3 New Systems for Critical-Care and Near-Patient Testing
8.4 Shift to Preventative Medicine
8.5 Mergers of Diagnostic Companies
8.6 Information Management Advances
8.7 Test Ordering Patterns
8.8 Patient Satisfaction
8.9 Move Away from Central Laboratory
8.10 Healthcare Cost Controls
8.11 Competition for Services
8.12 Drivers and Barriers of Clinical Laboratory Testing
8.13 Confluence of New Technology
8.14 New Trends in Clinical Laboratory Testing
8.14.1 Trends in Reimbursement Practices
8.14.2 Managed Care
8.14.3 Point of Care Testing
8.14.4 Satellite Facilities
8.14.5 Billing Practices
8.15 Digital Pathology
8.16 Pathology Laboratory Trends

9. Key Clinical Lab Business Strategies
9.1 Strategy 1: Acquisitions
9.2 Strategy 2: Parallel Businesses Development
9.3 Strategy 3: Larger Labs
9.4 Strategy 4: Develop Specialty Areas of Testing
9.5 Strategy 5: Marketing
9.6 Strategy 6: Capitalize on a Unique Position within the Clinical Testing Market
9.7 Strategy 7: Lead in Providing Medical Information
9.8 Strategy 8: Scientific Differentiation
9.9 Strategy 9: Drive Quality
9.10 Strategy 10: Deliver a Superior Patient Experience

Appendix 1: Reference Laboratory Directory
Appendix 2: Current List of Laboratories which Meet Minimum Standards to Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies
Appendix 3: FDA/CLIA?Currently Waived Analytes


Figure 2.1: Medicare Part B Expenditures, 2005-2016
Figure 2.2: Part B Spending on Clinical Laboratory Services, 1991-2007
Figure 3.1: Lab Revenue by Lab Type
Figure 3.2: Lab Revenue by Test Type
Figure 3.3: Number of New Tests Granted CLIA-waived Status, 2000-2008
Figure 3.4: High-Volume Waived Tests
Figure 5.1: Percentage of Physicians in Practices with IT for Specific Clinical Activities, 2000-2005
Figure 6.1: Quest Revenue Breakdown
Figure 6.2: Revenue for Quest Diagnostics, 2000-2011
Figure 6.3: Revenue for LabCorp, 2000-2011
Figure 8.1: Reimbursement Distribution for Clinical Lab Service Payers


Table 2.1: Independent Clinical Laboratories by Market Capitalization
Table 2.2: Top Clinical Laboratory Testing Analytes, 2011
Table 2.3: Drivers for Overall Medicare Spending
Table 2.4: Medicare Part B Expenditures, 1970-2011
Table 2.5: Future Projections of Medicare Part B Expenditures 2012-2080
Table 2.6: Medicare Spending for Clinical Lab Services, 2000-2009
Table 2.7: Drivers for Medicare Clinical Laboratory Spending
Table 3.1: U.S. Clinical Laboratory Testing Sector Revenue, 2005-2016
Table 3.2: U.S. Clinical Laboratory Testing Sector Segments, 2011
Table 3.3: Esoteric Tests Performed in the Clinical Laboratory
Table 3.4: Growth Rates of Test Types
Table 3.5: Drivers of Clinical Lab Testing Volume
Table 3.6: Independent Commercial Laboratory Testing Test Volume, 2005-2016
Table 3.7: Lab Tests Performed in Physicians Offices
Table 3.8: Revenue at Leading Commercial Lab Companies, 2011
Table 3.9: Payer Group Percentage of Total Volume of Requisitions and Net Revenues
Table 3.10: Barriers to Successful Clinical Lab Operations
Table 5.1: Applications for Wireless LAN Technology
Table 6.1: Clinical Laboratory M&A Activity, 2010-2012
Table 6.2: Major Managed Care Players for Clinical Laboratory Services
Table 6.3: Drivers for Managed Care Spending for Clinical Laboratory Services
Table 6.4: Revenue for Quest Diagnostics, 2000-2011
Table 6.5: Revenue for LabCorp, 2000-2011
Table 6.6: Clinical Lab Quality Assurance Programs
Table 7.1: Myriad Genetics? Laboratory Testing Menu
Table 8.1: Key Elements of Clinical Lab Service
Table 8.2: Key Competitive Activities for Clinical Lab Service
Table 8.3: Challenges to the Clinical Lab Testing Industry
Table 8.4: Medicare Billing Guidelines for Multi-channel Clinical Laboratory Tests
Table 8.5: Factors for Estimating Collectibility for Clinical Lab Services
Table 8.6: Classes of Lab Service Payers
Table 8.7: U.S. Revenue Forecasts for POCT Market, 2008-2018
Table 8.8: Billing Difficulties Required of Clinical Labs to Bill Third-Party Payers
Table 8.9: Drivers for Operation of In-Office Pathology Labs
Table 8.10: Barriers for Operation of In-Office Pathology Labs
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- ACM Medical Laboratory
- Alere
- American Esoteric Laboratories (Sonic Healthcare)
- American Pathology Partners
- AmeriPath (Quest)
- ARUP Laboratories
- Athena Diagnostics
- Aurora Diagnostics
- Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
- BioTech MedLab
- Caris Diagnostics
- CBLPath
- Centrex Clinical Laboratories
- Clarient, Inc.
- Clinical Reference Laboratory
- Clongen Laboratories, LLC
- CompuNet Clinical Laboratories
- EndoChoice Pathways
- Enzo Biochem, Inc.
- Esoterix (LabCorp)
- Exagen Diagnostics
- Geneva Laboratories
- Genomic Health, Inc.
- Genzyme
- IBT Laboratories
- Integrated Regional Laboratories (IRL)
- LabCorp
- MEDTOX Scientific, Inc.
- Meriter Health Services
- Mid America Clinical Laboratories (MACL)
- Monogram Biosciences, Inc.
- Myriad Genetics, Inc.
- National Jewish Medical and Research Center
- Parkway Clinical Laboratories
- Pathology, Inc.
- Predictive Biosciences
- Psychemedics Corporation
- Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
- RDL Reference Laboratory
- Satellite Laboratory Services
- Signal Genetics
- Solstas Lab Partners
- Sonic Healthcare
- Spectra
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