The growing cost-containment pressures in major industrialized nations and continued technological advances will radically change coagulation testing practice during the next ten years. New specific and sensitive markers of hemostasis will be increasingly used on automated instrumentation. Coagulation testing in general, and PT testing specifically, will become more standardized, offering opportunities for quality control products and services. Moreover, the continuing contraction of the hospital system and technological advances will facilitate decentralization of the PT testing closer to the patient, creating additional opportunities and challenges for suppliers.
This report presents a detailed analysis of the PT testing market in the US, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) and Japan, including clinical significance and current laboratory practice, as well as 5- and 10-year test volume forecasts by country and market segment.
The report examines market applications of chromogenic substrates, monoclonal antibodies, immunoassays, IT, DNA probes, biochips/microarrays, and other technologies reviews features and operating characteristics of automated analyzers profiles leading suppliers and recent market entrants developing innovative technologies and products and identifies alternative market penetration strategies and entry barriers/risks.Contains 200 pages and 8 tables