Global Urine Test Strips Market To Register High Growth In Visual Test Strips Segment In 2022

05-Jul-2023 | Zion Market Research

The global urine test strips market size was worth around USD 621.58 million in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 897.23 million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 4.69% between 2023 and 2030.

Global Urine Test Strips Market Size

Urine test strips are a form of diagnostic medical device that is used to analyze the chemical composition of urine. They are used in several forms of medical settings including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and research institutes for screening, diagnosing, and monitoring various health or medical conditions. The urine test strips industry deals with the production, innovation, and distribution of these strips to end-consumers. They are thin, plastic strips that contain multiple reagent areas or chemical pads containing specific substances. When in contact with various components of analytes present in urine, these pads react which is considered an indicator of a certain specific condition. The use of urine test strips is generally considered a preliminary test that requires additional diagnosis for a concrete understanding of the underlying medical condition.

This review is based on a report by Zion Market Research, titled "Urine Test Strips Market By Function (Automated Test Strips And Visual Test Strips), By Type (Nitrites Testing, Hemoglobin & Myoglobin Testing, Protein Testing, And Others), By Application (Pregnancy Test And Disease Diagnosis), By End-User (Diagnostic Laboratories, Institutes & Research Laboratories, General Population, And Hospitals & Clinics), And By Region - Global And Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, And Forecasts 2023 – 2030"- Report at

The global urine test strips market is projected to grow due to the increasing elderly population across the globe. The geriatric population is highly prone to several medical conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney diseases, and diabetes. Urine test strips can act as a valuable tool in detecting and monitoring such conditions. A research study conducted at John Hopkins University estimates that nearly 50% of people over the age of 75 years have some form of kidney disease. In addition to this, the alarming rate of people diagnosed with diabetes could aid higher demand for urine test strips as they are essential in determining glucose levels in urine. Although the exact cause of diabetes is unknown, many reasons are known to trigger this condition. These factors include overweight or obesity, genetic mutations, insulin resistance, genes & family history, hormonal diseases, and many more. Such reasons have played a crucial role in paving the way for preventive medical care. The general population along with the efforts from the medical community are seeking ways that allow them greater control over their health and urine test strips are an excellent method of at-home routine health check-ups. A 2022 report by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention claimed that nearly 33.4% of all health center visits in the US were due to preventive care.

The global urine test strips industry may face growth restrictions due to the existing competition from alternative diagnostic methods including laboratory-based tests, point-of-care devices, and more advanced diagnostic technologies that offer higher accuracy, precision, and comprehensive results. Moreover, the results of urine test strips are not conclusive which means that patients have to undertake supporting tests which could lead to an increase in the cost of medical diagnosis.

The integration and application of digital technology may provide growth opportunities while limited awareness or understanding of urine test strips could challenge market expansion.

The global urine test strips market is segmented based on function, type, application, end-user, and region.

Based on function, the global market is divided into automated test strips and visual test strips.

Based on type, the urine test strips industry is segmented into nitrites testing, hemoglobin & myoglobin testing, protein testing, and others. The highest CAGR was observed in the protein testing segment. It is used to detect excess protein in the urine. The condition is also known as Proteinuria and is commonly found in cases related to kidney conditions along with other medical issues. Detecting excess protein in urine is a crucial diagnostic market to assess or evaluate kidney function along with identifying potential underlying kidney diseases. Nitrites testing is used as a screening tool for urinary tract infections and these tests indicate the presence of the infection-causing bacteria. Other parameters commonly tested using urine test strips include ketones, glucose, and the pH level of urine which is normally between 4.6 to 8.

Based on application, the global market is divided into pregnancy test and disease diagnosis.

Based on end-user, the urine test strips industry is divided into diagnostic laboratories, institutes & research laboratories, general population, and hospitals & clinics. The most dominant end-users of urine test strips are hospitals and clinics. They use the result of these tests during diagnosis or for screening severe medical conditions. Diagnostic laboratories are also significant revenue generators as they perform specialized and comprehensive urine testing which includes analysis of multiple analytes, quantification of results, and confirmation of findings. Institutes & research laboratories utilize urine test strips to study certain conditions and for other research purposes but the application is not as extensive as the other segments. Standard urine test strips contain roughly 10 different chemical reagents or pads.

The global urine test strips market is expected to register high growth in North America driven by multiple factors. Regional countries such as the US and Canada have a robust medical infrastructure. The medical communities in these countries focus on preventive care which is further aided by promotional events held by the governments to create mass public awareness. Moreover, the access to quality medical care among senior citizens due to the establishment of advanced medical reimbursement policies and primary medical care being treated as citizen rights further adds to the regional expansion. Europe may register higher growth due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and kidney disorders. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) has predicted that diabetes prevalence in Europe which is currently at 9.2% will increase to 13% by 2045. The European nations currently have the highest number of children and adolescents living with type 1 diabetes.

Recent developments:

  • In April 2023, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the innovation of a new nanoparticle sensor capable of early detection of cancer using only urine tests. The new tools can be used to confirm if the tumor has metastasized
  • In June 2020, leading chemists at Iowa State University announced that they were working on developing a paper-strip urine test that could help in the detection of the Covid-19 virus. The strips were designed like a pregnancy test kit and hence were easy to use
  • In February 2023, three alumni from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Mumbai developed a new smartphone-based health test kit that provides results in 30 seconds. The app is known as Neodocs and uses pictures of cards dipped in urine samples for diagnosis

Urine Test Strips Market: Competitive Analysis

The global urine test strips market is led by players like:

  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Beckman Coulter
  • Becton
  • Dickinson and Company
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Sysmex Corporation
  • ARKRAY Inc.
  • Acon Laboratories Inc.
  • Nova Biomedical
  • URIT Medical Electronic Co. Ltd.
  • 77 Elektronika Kft.
  • Trinity Biotech
  • Germaine Laboratories Inc.
  • TaiDoc Technology Corporation
  • OraSure Technologies Inc.
  • BTNX Inc.
  • Medical Automation Systems Inc.
  • Guangzhou Improve Medical Instruments Co. Ltd.
  • Shanghai Huichen Medical Instruments Co. Ltd.
  • Randox Laboratories
  • Inverness Medical Innovations
  • CTK Biotech.

The global urine test strips market is segmented as follows:

By Function

  • Automated Test Strips
  • Visual Test Strips

By Type

  • Nitrites Testing
  • Hemoglobin & Myoglobin Testing
  • Protein Testing
  • Others

By Application

  • Pregnancy Test
  • Disease Diagnosis

By End-User

  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Institutes & Research Laboratories
  • General Population
  • Hospitals & Clinics

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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