Global Urinalysis Market: Is Urinalysis an Instant Alternative for Kidney Problem Detection?

Global Urinalysis Market

Urinalysis is a test which is specially designed for the examination of the urine of a person. This test is specially done so that doctor can detect the disease such as gout, diabetes, kidney disease and others. The main aim of the urinalysis is to check the content and appearance of the urine. Usually this test is recommended when the patient face problems such as painful urination, back pain, abdominal pain and others. There are three phases of the urinalysis testing-visual examination, chemical examination and microscopic examination. It usually uses chemical color change dipstick to check different urine components such as urine pH, ketones, nitrites, red blood cell, glucose, specific gravity and others.

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Some of the factors accelerating the market growth are:

  • Rising prevalence of urinary tract infections: Urinary tract infection is an infection which usually occurs in kidney, bladder, urethra and ureters. This UTI develop more in women as compared to the men. Most of the doctor recommends different antibiotics to treat this problem. This infection mainly occur when the bacteria enters the urinary tract via urethra and get expanded in the bladder. According to World Health Organization, 50% of women report UTI in some point of their lifetime. This is the reason which is increasing the urinalysis market
  • Rising prevalence of kidney diseases: Kidney disease occur when the kidney gets damaged and doesn’t function properly. The main function of the kidney is to remove the water and waste from the body and to maintain blood pressure, keep chemical balance, make bones strong and to create red blood cells. People who have problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and other are at high risk of facing kidney disease.  Nausea, sleep problems, weakness, loss of appetite, chest pain, muscle cramp and others are some of the common symptoms of the kidney disease. Increasing cases of diabetes and blood pressure among population is the factor due to which is there is increase in the kidney disease

The global urinalysis market is segmented on the basis of product which is segmented into instruments and consumables; instruments is further sub segmented into biochemical urine analyzers and automated urine sediment analyzers and consumables urinalysis is further sub segmented into dipstick, reagent, analyzers and disposables. Then application is segmented into diabetes, urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney disease, liver disease and others and end user is segmented into hospitals, diagnostic labs, home healthcare setting and others.

Some of the launches and acquisition in the market are as follow:

  • In March 2019, FDA announced that they have approved a smartphone-based at-home urine test Dip.io urinalysis test system. This test is specially designed for the patients with problem such as urinary tract infection, chronic diseases and high risk pregnancies to manage and monitor their health easily with this testing method. This new test has the ability to check the blood, pH, glucose and protein
  • In January 2019, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. announced the launch of their new qUAntify Advance Control which is specially designed for the clinical labs which perform different urinalysis tests. It can be used to monitor the laboratory urinalysis test and will help to improve the effectiveness of laboratory’s statistical process control

“According to Data Bridge Market Research, global urinalysis market is set to witness a substantial CAGR of 7.5% in the forecast period of 2017- 2024”

Some of the major players operating in the global urinalysis market are Beckman Coulter, Inc., Siemens AG, Sysmex Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, ARKRAY, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., URIT Medical, Tecodiagnostics among others.

Urinalysis is very useful as it helps the doctors to detect the problem associated with bladder, kidney and lungs and get early treatment as well. It is a faster and easy process. Today, with the advancement in the healthcare industry there is more progression in the urinalysis procedure which is a factor responsible in creating opportunities for this market.