In good health: A greater variety of tests has boosted industry demand and revenue

IBISWorld’s Pathology Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An ageing population and technological developments are driving demand and revenue growth
  • Government policy initiatives have dampened growth in government funding to pathology services
  • Genetic testing, which is currently a small segment, is expected to be an area of strong growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Pathology Services industry continues to report healthy revenue growth, despite government funding cuts. Pathology service providers supply vital information to help doctors diagnose and manage various diseases. Australia's ageing population has increased the prevalence of chronic illness, which has lifted strong underlying demand for health services and referrals for pathology services over the past five years. Furthermore, rapid technological development in the industry has allowed for a greater variety of tests, leading to a greater range of pathology referrals. However, revenue per service is expected to fall over the five years through 2016-17, as growth in Medicare rebates has not kept up with inflation. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.6%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Pathology Services industry demonstrates a low level of capital intensity. Pathology service providers are largely labour dependent, relying mainly on pathologists and medical scientists to process bodily substances. However, substantial capital investments are required to set up a company and purchase laboratory equipment and transport vehicles. The industry's capital costs have risen gradually over the past five years due to laboratory equipment upgrades. A rise in the number of possible pathology tests has increased the need for specialised high-cost equipment. Communications and IT infrastructure are other important assets that pathology service companies must maintain.

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    Additional Insights for the Pathology Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pathology Services Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Economies of scale
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for Medicare and Total visits to a general practitioner in the Pathology Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Pathology Services Industry?

    Industry players operate pathology laboratories and collection centres. Pathology services that are provided by public laboratories operating within general hospitals are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Chemical pathology
    Tissue pathology
    Patient episode initiation
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Medical laboratory operation
    Pathology laboratory operation
    Pathology collection centre operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for Medicare
  • Total visits to a general practitioner
  • Median age of the population
  • Number of births

  • Current Performance
  • Demand conditions
  • Fees and rebates
  • Profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology and demand
  • Government funding
  • Profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Pathology Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pathology Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • General Practice Medical Services
  • Specialist Medical Services
  • Dental Services
  • Community Health Centres
  • Veterinary Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Chemical pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Other services
  • Tissue pathology
  • Haematology
  • Patient episode initiation
  • Chart: Pathology Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General practitioners
  • Medical specialists
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pathology Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Depreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pathology Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pathology Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Sonic Healthcare LimitedPrimary Health Care LimitedClinical Laboratories Pty Ltd
  • Table: Sonic Healthcare Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Primary Health Care Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Clinical Laboratories Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pathology Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Pathology Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The process of analysing the number and shape of cell chromosomes.
  • Cytopathology
  • The study and diagnosis of diseases at the cellular level. The most common use of cytopathology is the Pap smear, used to detect cervical cancer at an early and treatable stage.
  • Haematology
  • The examination of blood, including for the purposes of cross-matching donated blood with a patient's blood, and investigating clotting tendencies.
  • Immunology
  • A branch of medicine concerned with the structure and function of the immune system and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens and specific antibodies.
  • Microbiology
  • The identification of bacteria and other parasites.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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