UAE Clinical Laboratory Services Market: Snapshot 

Clinical laboratory testing and services have gained increasing importance in recent years. Factors such as the increasing incidence of infectious diseases, rising prevalence of chronic diseases, rising geriatric population, and the increasing awareness of early detection and prevention have enabled the clinical laboratory testing and services market gain pace especially in the Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar, among others. 

Considering the increasing incidence of chronic ailments such as Hepatitis C, HIV, and other in the UAE, the demand for effective clinical laboratory services is expected to surge in the coming years. The government authorities in UAE, such as the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), and the Ministry of Health (MoH) are also actively participating in the development of healthcare infrastructure in the country. The vigilant steps taken by the government authorities are aimed at attracting domestic and foreign players to foray in the UAE clinical laboratory services market, and provide best quality tests and services, to the ever increasing patient population. 

Spurred by the aforementioned factors, the UAE clinical laboratory services market will exhibit a CAGR 5.4% between 2017 and 2025. At this pace, the market’s valuation will reach US$2.6 bn by the end of 2025, from US$1.6 bn in 2016. 

UAE Clinical Laboratory Services Market

Clinical Chemistry Emerges as Leading Segment Based on Test Type 

The UAE clinical laboratory services is broadly classified in terms of test type and service provider. Based on test type, clinical chemistry, medical microbiology & cytology, human genetics, and tumor genetics constitute the key market segments. Of these, clinical chemistry held the leading share of 37.9% in the UAE clinical laboratory services market in 2016. The rising demand for clinical and anatomical pathology tests, coupled with the proliferation of clinical laboratories across UAE and increase in their offering will aid in the segment’s expansion through the forecast period. 

However, in the next couple of years, the demand for medical microbiology and hematology is expected to rise at a higher pace. Growth witnessed in the segment will be enabled by factors such as the rising demand for hematology and andrology. Besides this, the increasing incidence of chronic ailments will fuel the demand or toxicology tests in the UAE. In addition, the human genetics segment is forecast to exhibit strong growth in the coming years owing to the rising genetic disorders witnessed over the past few years in the UAE.

Clinic-based Laboratories to Remain Leading Service Provider through Forecast Period 

In terms of service provider, the UAE clinical laboratory services market can be segmented into hospital based laboratories, clinic based laboratories, stand-alone laboratories, and clinical research organizations. Of these, clinic based laboratories held the dominant share of 38% in the UAE clinical laboratory services market in 2016. The proliferation of small clinics and pathology laboratories, coupled with their increasing offering has enabled growth in the clinic based laboratories segment.

Also the increasing investment to make the healthcare infrastructure more sophisticated in the UAE, besides the increasing investment in the healthcare sector by the Ministry of Health (MoH), and numerous new projects undertaken to fill the ever increasing supply demand gap of hospital beds in the country is enabling the segment register strong growth in the clinical laboratory services market. Additionally, the rising number of hospital inpatients is boosting the hospital based laboratories segment in the UAE clinical laboratory services market in 2016. However the stand-alone laboratories segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2017-2025 among the service providers in the UAE clinical laboratory services market. 

Major players operating in the UAE clinical laboratory services market are Abbott, MIRACA HOLDINGS, Inc., Scientific Clinical Laboratories, Freiburg Medical Laboratories Middle East, National Reference Laboratories, Anglo Arabian Healthcare, Bio-reference Laboratories, Charles River Laboratories, and Genoptix Medical Laboratory, and others.

UAE Clinical Laboratory Services Market: Overview 

Clinical Laboratory Services includes test types and service providers that are used to offer a high quality, cost-effective service and clinical expertise to the hospitals, and other healthcare units. The report on UAE clinical laboratory services market, analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. The report consists of an executive summary that provides information about the test types, and its segments market opportunity analysis, along with a market snapshot and comparative analysis, in terms of revenue %, for 2016. 

A detailed overview of market dynamics, including the drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the clinical laboratory services market, along with PEST analysis, of the UAE market, has been provided in this report. Market revenue analysis for all the above mentioned segments, and their sub segments has been provided for the forecast period of 2017-2025, considering 2016 as the base year, and 2015 as the historical year, along with compound annual growth rate (CAGR %), for the forecast period of 2017-2025. Market share estimations were based on in-depth analysis and study of test types, service providers, and their features, prices etc.

UAE Clinical Laboratory Services Market: Scope of the Report

This report provides in-depth analysis of the clinical laboratory services market. The stakeholders for this report include laboratories and pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies providing clinical test solutions and laboratory services. For providing a snapshot of this market to the stakeholders, executive summary section is included in this report, which summarizes the market size, trends and competition for different test types and service providers. Market share analysis among the market players is analyzed to signify percentage share of the major players operating in the UAE clinical laboratory services market. Furthermore, the report incorporates market attractiveness analysis by test types and service providers that depicts the most attractive and significant segments in the UAE market in 2016. 

The research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research includes information collected via e-mails, and telephonic interviews of Key Opinion Leaders (KOL), and forms the bulk of our research. Secondary research includes information collected from various sources, by study of company websites, annual reports, stock analysis presentations, press releases, and various national and international databases.   

UAE Clinical Laboratory Services Market: Segmentation 

Based on test types, the UAE clinical laboratory services market has been segmented into clinical chemistry, medical microbiology & cytology, human genetics, tumor genetics. The clinical chemistry test type considered in the study include biochemistry, endocrinology. Based on medical microbiology & cytology test type, the clinical laboratory services market is segmented into HLA typing, haematology, blood bank/transfusion medicine, andrology, and toxicology. Based on service providers, the clinical laboratory services market is segmented into hospital-based laboratories, clinic-based laboratories, standalone laboratories, and clinical research organizations.

Companies Mentioned in the Report 

The report also comprises list major players in the market, their SWOT analysis, market share of these players in the Clinical laboratory services market, key business strategies, product portfolios, and recent developments. Key market players profiled in this report include, Abbott Laboratories, MIRACA HOLDINGS, Inc., Scientific Clinical Laboratories, Freiburg Medical Laboratory Middle East, National Reference Laboratory, STAR Metropolis Clinical Laboratories & Health Services, Anglo Arabian Health Care, Bio-Reference Laboratories, Charles River Laboratories, Genoptix Medical Laboratory and others. 

The UAE clinical laboratory services market has been segmented as follows:

UAE clinical laboratory services Market, by Test Types

  • Clinical Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Endocrinology
  • Medical Microbiology & Cytology
    • HLA Typing
    • Haematology
    • Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine
    • Andrology
    • Toxicology
  • Human Genetics
  • Tumor Genetics

UAE clinical laboratory services Market, by Service Provider

  • Hospital-based Laboratories
  • Clinic-based Laboratories
  • Standalone Laboratories
  • Clinical Research Organizations 

UAE clinical laboratory services Market, by Country

  • UAE

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