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Enzyme-substrate Reaction based Rapid Test Kits Replace Traditional E. Coli Testing Market. Global E. coli Testing Market Expected to Reach USD 2.1 Billion in 2022

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research E. coli Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2022, the global E. coli testing market was valued at USD 1.2 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach USD 2.1 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 6.58% from 2014 to 2022.


Microbial testing is one of the important parameters considered for potability of water. E. coli is one of the dreaded bacterium causes harmful water and food borne diseases. There are three tests approved by EPA for testing water samples; these include membrane filtration (MF), multiple tube fermentation or most probable number (MPN) and enzyme-substrate test or presence/absence test (P/A). MPN test method is the oldest method and is being replaced by membrane filtration tests. P/A test is a qualitative test which has been in market for less than a decade. These tests are becoming popular due to ease of use, low cost and accurate test results. Using enzyme-substrate reaction based method, multiple tube fermentation method is modified to provide accurate and most probable count of E. coli in water sample. These new tests have revitalized the multiple tube fermentation market. Although new methods are efficient and cost effective, various organizations still depend on membrane filtration method for regular water testing. 



Based on type of testing method, the global E. coli testing market has been segmented into environmental testing method and clinical testing method. The environmental testing method is further segmented as membrane filtration, multiple tube fermentation and enzyme substrate methods. Among environmental testing method enzyme substrate method dominated the global E.Coli testing market in 2013. The dominance of this market segment was majorly due to increasing demand for faster and most accurate tests that are cost effective provide accurate results in shortest possible time. In addition, presence/absence (P/A tests) tests are based on enzyme-substrate reaction, which produces colored output conforming presence of coliforms in water samples. Thus, owing to all the above mentioned factors the global enzyme-substrate method market is expected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period form 2014 - 2022.


Clinical tests for E. coli detection include polymerase chain reaction test, immunoassays, and others. The others segment includes culture testing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). In 2013, PCR test accounted for the largest market share owing to increasing demand for PCR tests across various indications and is a powerful tool in diagnostic testing. Furthermore, factors such as rapid and high sensitivity are also supporting the growth of PCR market segment during the forecast period. Key players operating in the clinical testing segment of the E. coli testing market include Abbott Laboratories, Becton, Dickinson & Company, Bio-Rad Laboratories, CPI International, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Danaher Corporation, Hologic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Micrology Laboratories, Meridian Bioscience Inc., and Nanologix, Inc.


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The global E. coli testing market has been segmented as below:

  • Global E. coli Testing Market, by Testing Methods
    • Environmental Testing Market, by Testing Methods
      • Membrane Filtration (MF)
      • Multiple Tube Fermentation (MTF)
      • Enzyme-Substrate Methods
    • Clinical Testing Market, by Testing Methods
      • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
      • Enzyme Immunoassays (EIA)
      • Others
  • Global E. coli Testing Market, by End Users
    • Environmental
      • Home and Drinking Water Suppliers
      • Bottled Water Suppliers
      • Waste Water Treatment Organizations
      • Others (Government Agencies, Private Well Owners, Ground Water Testing, Farm Water Testing, etc.)
    • Clinical
    • Hospitals
    • Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Physician Offices
  • Global E. coli Testing Market, by Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America (LATAM)
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of LATAM
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • Nigeria
    • Rest of Africa
    • Rest of the World (RoW)  

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