Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing: Introduction

  • Cerebrospinal fluid is a clear, colorless liquid that surrounds the spinal cord and provides a cushion and essential nutrients to the central nervous system.
  • CSF is produced in the brain and is completely reabsorbed in the bloodstream. It flows around the brain and spinal cord. It primarily protects the spinal cord and brain from sudden impact or movements, and injury. It also removes the waste products from the brain and helps maintain proper functioning of the central nervous system.
  • CSF testing is primarily done for the diagnosis and evaluation of a wide range of diseases and other medical conditions that affects the normal functioning of the brain and spinal cord.
  • A series of parameters such as fluid pressure, proteins, glucose, red blood cells, microbes, proteins etc. are evaluated in CSF testing.
  • Key applications of CSF testing are diagnosis of infectious diseases of the brain and spinal cord, brain tumor, autoimmune disorders, and central nervous disorders.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market: Key Drivers

  • High prevalence and rise in incidence of various neurological disorders, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and brain tumor across the globe is estimated to drive the growth of the CSF testing market during the forecast period.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people across the globe are living with dementia. Out of the 50 million patient pool, around 60% of patients live in low and middle-income countries.
  • It is also estimated that in 2016, around 330,000 cases of CNS cancer and 227,000 deaths occurred due to CNS cancer across the globe.
  • Rapidly growing aging population who are at higher risk of developing neurological disorders is one of the key factors estimated to drive the growth of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) testing market during the forecast period.
  • However, lack of technical expertise to draw the CSF fluid in low and middle-income countries, and painful side effects etc. are factors likely to hamper the growth of the market in the near future.

Neurological Segment to Dominate the Market

  • In terms of application, the global CSF testing market can be classified into brain tumor, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorder, central nervous system infectious disease, and others. The neurological disorders segment is projected to dominate the global CSF testing market during the forecast period.
  • CSF testing is primarily conducted for the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders. High prevalence and rise in incidence rate of neurological disorders owing to rapidly aging population is estimated to be the key contributing factor for the dominant share of the neurological segment during the forecast period.

Hospital Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Based on end-user, the global CSF testing market can be classified into hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and others. The hospital segment is projected to dominate the global market during the forecast period.
  • CSF sampling requires technical expertise and other preparation, which is readily available in a hospital set up. Large number of sampling procedures that are performed at a hospital set up, large sample volume at these centers etc. are likely to contribute to dominant share of the segment during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market to Expand Rapidly

  • In terms of region, the global CSF testing market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • North America is likely to dominate the global CSF testing market during the forecast period. High prevalence and rise in neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders, and availability of technical expertise for safe sampling of CSF liquid in the region are key factors that are expected to boost the market in the region during the forecast period.
  • The CSF testing market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a notable CAGR during the forecast period. Rapid expansion of the market in the region can be ascribed to a rise in the number of people suffering from neurological disorders and chronic pain in densely populated countries such as India and China, and improvement of healthcare infrastructure in the region.
  • Significant expansion of the healthcare industry, easy access to healthcare facilities, and increase in investments in healthcare by leading players in Asia Pacific are expected to fuel the market in the region in the near future

Key Players Operating in Global Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market

The global CSF testing market is fragmented, with a large number of global players holding majority share. Prominent players operating in the global CSF testing market include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Eagle Biosciences, Inc.
  • EUROIMMUN Medizinische Labordiagnostika AG
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • Abcam plc.
  • Creative Diagnostics.
  • BioFire Diagnostics.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • DiaSorin Inc.
  • RayBiotech, Inc.
  • Quest Diagnostics

Global Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market: Research Scope

Global Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market, by Application

  • Brain Tumor
  • Neurological Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disorder
  • Central Nervous System Infectious Disease

Global Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market, by End-user

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Others
  • Global Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Testing Market, by Region

    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • U.K.
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Australia & New Zealand
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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