Get In Touch

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contacts. Varied testing technologies used for the identification and analysis of the STD contracted comprise the definition of ‘diagnostic testing of STDs’. The location where diagnostic tests are delivered i.e. in the laboratories or at the point-of-care (POC) also encompasses the definition for ‘diagnostic testing of STDs’. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) defines POC testing as ‘any analytical test performed for a patient by a healthcare professional outside the conventional laboratory setting’.

Undiagnosed (that often results in untreated cases) STDs can have critical implications for reproductive, maternal and newborn health. For instance, 10% - 15% of women with untreated Chlamydia infection may develop symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); progression of ~10% - 15% of PID cases lead to tubal factor infertility. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the causative agent for ~99% of cervical cancers in women. Globally, HPV infection results in ~500,000 cases of cervical cancer and ~300,000 cervical cancer deaths per year. Undiagnosed and untreated STDs such as Syphilis lead to Congenital Syphilis - that results in preterm labor with associated risks of pre-term birth, low birth weight, blindness and death of the neonate. Globally, over 1 million cases of Syphilis occur among pregnant women and a majority proportion of these were untreated or inadequately treated. Unless testing and treatment of Syphilis in pregnancy are readily available, over 50% of the pregnancies in women with Syphilis will result in adverse outcomes as stated above.

Prenatal transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) infection is associated with a high risk of neurological problems and death. Undiagnosed and untreated STDs also increase the risk of both acquisition and transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), by a factor of up to two- to three-fold. Timely diagnosis of STDs is thus imperative for prevention of transmission, control and reducing the risk of incurable and fatal STD infections.

STDs can broadly be categorized as STDs of the developed regions and STDs of the poor/developing regions. As STDs namely Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and P&S Syphilis are more prevalent in North America and Europe, these developed regions have a higher market share in terms of testing volume. While Chancroid is non-existent in these developed region, for instance, there are only about 8 - 10 cases in North America. Moreover occurrence of these Chancroid cases in North America or Europe is solely a result of acquiring this infection i.e. travelling to the Rest of the World regions. As many of the viral STDs trace origin in the poor/developing regions such as the RoW; these regions have garnered a higher market share in terms of testing volume of STDs such as HIV, HSV and Chancroid.

Laboratory testing is of high significance for diagnostic testing of STDs; as although many Point-Of-Care (POC) tests are available for all STDs, some STDs cannot be diagnosed by POC methods and devices. For example, HSV, Low-risk HPV and Chancroid that clinically manifest as warts, require physical examination by laboratory experts. Also many of the POC methods and devices are not approved by the regulatory authorities such as the U.S. FDA; many of these fail to qualify the specificity and sensitivity norms prescribed by the regulatory authorities. Hence laboratory testing for diagnosis of STDs is considered reliable and the universally accepted diagnostic testing method.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or venereal diseases (VDs), are caused by over 30 different viruses, bacteria, and parasites and are predominantly spread by sexual contact and sometimes by non-sexual means. Diagnostic testing for STDs becomes especially essential since they can have serious consequences on sexual and reproductive health - ranging from infertility and pelvic inflammatory diseases to AIDS and cervical cancer. 

According to the WHO, over one million people around the world acquire an STD every day and STIs are among the top five disease categories for which adults seek medical care. The market for diagnostic testing of STDs has gained significance owing to the rising risks of undiagnosed and ultimately untreated cases of STIs.

The primary goal of this research report is to help readers understand the overall structure of the diagnostic testing of STDs market, its elements, factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market, and strategies adopted by various players to gain a dominant market share, observe and track key trends, study the behavior of consumers, and provide an analysis of the opportunities present in the market for diagnostic testing of STDs.

Overview of the global diagnostic testing of STDs market

The market value of diagnostic testing of STDs was US$65.9 billion in 2012 and, registering a healthy CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period of 2013 to 2019, is estimated to be worth US$108.5 billion by 2019.

The diagnostic testing of STDs market is largely driven by the growing incidences of STDs. Given this worrying fact, governments around the globe have begun implementing screening programs to diagnose STDs at an early stage and begin appropriate treatment. National screening programs are a great opportunity for POC and laboratory test providers, especially in diagnostic testing of STDs markets in the Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World regions. In addition, favorable reimbursements aimed at STD testing have also been issued, boosting the market for diagnostic testing of STDs. 

On the other hand, the stigma associated with voluntary testing or client-initiated counseling and testing (CICT) of STDS is a major challenge in most countries even today. The irony is that a significant proportion of STD-infected patients are in regions that either do not have sufficient infrastructure for diagnostic testing of STDs or have no encouragement to get tested without being shamed. Apart from this, the presence of strict regulatory compliances for existing and new market players is restricting the growth of the diagnostic testing for STDs market.

Presently, North America and Europe dominate the global market owing to increased prevalence of STDs such as herpes simplex virus (HSV), chancroid, human papilloma virus (HPV), P&S syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Companies mentioned in the research report

The key players featured in diagnostic testing for STDs market report are bioMerieux, Hologic, Inc. (Gen-Probe), Becton Dickinson & Company, Roche Holdings AG, Alere, Inc., and Danaher Corporation (Beckman Coulter). 

  • Segmentation based on STD type
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) testing
  • Chancroid testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) testing
  • P&S Syphilis testing
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing
  • Gonorrhea testing
  • Chlamydia testing

Segmentation based on location

  • Point-of-Care (POC) Testing
  • Laboratory Testing

Major geographies analyzed under this research report are: 

  • Europe
  • North America 
  • Asia-Pacific 
  • Rest of the World 

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 

Key highlights of this report

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

With a robust experience in creating exceptional market reports, Transparency Market Research has emerged as one of the trusted market research companies among a large number of stakeholders and CXOs. Every report at Transparency Market Research goes through rigorous research activity in every aspect. The researchers at TMR keep a close watch on the market and extract beneficial growth-boosting points. These points help the stakeholders to strategize their business plans accordingly.

TMR researchers conduct exhaustive qualitative and quantitative research. This research involves taking inputs from the experts in the market, focused attention on recent developments, and others. This method of research makes TMR stand out from other market research firms.

Here's how Transparency Market Research helps the stakeholders and CXOs through the reports:

Inculcation and Evaluation of Strategic Collaborations: The TMR researchers analyze recent strategic activities like mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and joint ventures. All the information is compiled and included in the report.

Perfect Market Size Estimations: The report analyzes the demographics, growth potential, and capability of the market through the forecast period. This factor leads to the estimation of the market size and also provides an outline about how the market will retrieve growth during the assessment period.

Investment Research: The report focuses on the ongoing and upcoming investment opportunities across a particular market. These developments make the stakeholders aware of the current investment scenario across the market.

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Market Segmentation

1.3 Research Methodology

1.4 Assumptions

 

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

 

Chapter 3 Introduction: Diagnostic Testing of STDs

3.1 Definition - Diagnostic Testing of STDs

3.2 Significance of STDs, STDs control and prevention

3.3 Types of Diagnostic Tests of STDs

 

Chapter 4 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market Overview

4.1 Overview

4.2 Drivers

      4.2.1 Increasing prevalence and incidence rates of STDs

      4.2.2 National Screening Programs implemented

      4.2.3 Favourable reimbursement for STDs testing

4.3 Restraints

      4.3.1 Stigma associated with voluntary/CICT STD testing

      4.3.2 Large proportion of STD infected patients in out-of-reach geographic areas

      4.3.3 Stringent regulatory compliance requirements for market participants

4.4 Opportunities

      4.4.1 National screening programs across regions - an opportunity for laboratory tests and POC tests / technologies providers

      4.4.2 Declining visits to specialized STD and GUM clinics - an opportunity for public / private labs

      4.4.3 RoW and Asia-Pacific markets - niche opportunity for POC tests/ technologies providers

4.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by Geography

 

Chapter 5 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by STD Type, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)

5.1 Chlamydia testing

      5.1.1 Global Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.1.2 Global Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.2 Gonorrhea testing

      5.2.1 Global Gonorrhea Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.2.2 Global Gonorrhea Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.3 P&S Syphilis testing

      5.3.1 Global P&S Syphilis Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.3.2 Global P&S Syphilis Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.4 HPV testing

      5.4.1 Global HPV Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.4.2 Global HPV Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.5 HSV testing

      5.5.1 Global HSV Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.5.2 Global HSV Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.6 HIV testing

      5.6.1 Global HIV Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.6.2 Global HIV Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.7 Chancroid testing

      5.7.1 Global Chancroid Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions)

      5.7.2 Global Chancroid Diagnostic Testing Market, Value (USD Million)

5.8 Laboratory Equipment and Supplies Market

 

Chapter 6 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by Location, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)

6.1 Laboratory Testing

6.2 POC Testing

 

Chapter 7 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by Geography, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)

7.1 Introduction

      7.1.1 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by Geography, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)

7.2 Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing: Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

7.3 Gonorrhea Diagnostic Testing: Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

7.4 P&S Syphilis Diagnostic Testing: Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

7.5 HPV Diagnostic Testing: Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

7.6 HSV Diagnostic Testing: Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

7.7 HIV Diagnostic Testing: Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

7.8 Chancroid Diagnostic Testing : Regional (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW) Market Size, 2013 and 2019 (USD Million)

 

Chapter 8 Recommendations

8.1 Gain accreditation to ensure qualification to participate in National Screening Programs across regions

8.2 Investment In Laboratory Infrastructure In Developed Regions

8.3 Investing in Asia-Pacific and RoW markets

 

Chapter 9 Company Profiles

9.1 Roche Holdings AG

      9.1.1 Company Overview

      9.1.2 Financial Overview

      9.1.3 Product Portfolio

      9.1.4 Business Strategies 

9.2 Alere, Inc.

      9.2.1 Company Overview

      9.2.2 Financial Overview

      9.2.3 Product Portfolio

      9.2.4 Business Strategies

9.3 Becton Dickinson & Company

      9.3.1 Company Overview

      9.3.2 Financial Overview

      9.3.3 Product Portfolio

      9.3.4 Business Strategies

      9.3.5 Recent Developments

9.4 bioMerieux

      9.4.1 Company Overview

      9.4.2 Financial Overview

      9.4.3 Product Portfolio

      9.4.4 Business Strategies

      9.4.5 Recent Developments

9.5 Danaher Corporation (Beckman Coulter)

      9.5.1 Company Overview

      9.5.2 Financial Overview

      9.5.3 Product Portfolio

      9.5.4 Business Strategies

9.6 Hologic, Inc. (Gen-Probe)

      9.6.1 Company Overview

      9.6.2 Financial Overview

      9.6.3 Product Portfolio

      9.6.4 Business Strategies

 

Chapter 10 Appendix

List of Tables

 

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market

TABLE 2 Global Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

TABLE 3 Number of Cases of Gonorrhea Resistance (%)

TABLE 4 Global Gonorrhea Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

TABLE 5 Global P&S Syphilis Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

TABLE 6 Global HPV Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

TABLE 7 Global HSV Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

TABLE 8 Global HIV Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

TABLE 9 Global Chancroid Diagnostic Testing Market, Value, 2011 - 2019 (USD Million)

List of Figures

 

FIG. 1 Diagnostic Testing of STDs: Market Segmentation

FIG. 2 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by STD type, 2012, Volume (in Millions)

FIG. 3 Algorithm for P&S Syphilis testing utilized in screening programs

FIG. 4 Algorithm for HIV testing

FIG. 5 Declining visits to specialized STD clinics

FIG. 6 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by Geography

FIG. 7 Global Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 8 Global Gonorrhea Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 9 Global P&S Syphilis Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 10 Low-risk and High-risk HPV types

FIG. 11 Global HPV Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 12 Global HSV Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 13 Global HIV Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 14 Global Chancroid Diagnostic Testing Market, Volume (in Millions), 2011 - 2019

FIG. 15 Global Diagnostic Testing of STDs Market, by Geography, 2013 - 2019 (USD Million)

FIG. 16 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 17 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for Gonorrhea Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 18 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for P&S Syphilis Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 19 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for HPV Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 20 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for HSV Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 21 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for HIV Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 22 Comparative Analysis : Global Market for Chancroid Diagnostic Testing, by Geography, 2013 and 2019 (USD million)

FIG. 23 Roche Holdings AG: Annual Sales Revenue, USD million, 2010 – 2012

FIG. 24 Alere: Annual Sales Revenue, USD million, 2010 – 2012

FIG. 25 Becton Dickinson: Annual Sales Revenue, USD million, 2010 – 2012

FIG. 26 bioMerieux: Annual Sales Revenue, USD million, 2010 – 2012

FIG. 27 Danaher Corporation: Annual Sales Revenue, USD million, 2010 – 2012

FIG. 28 Hologic: Annual Sales Revenue, USD million, 2010 – 2012

FIG. 29 Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Objectives

Custom Market Research Services

TMR offers custom market research services that help clients to get information on their business scenario required where syndicated solutions are not enough.

Request Customization

Diagnostic Testing Stds