The global Legionella Testing market size is expected to value at USD 352.6 million by 2025. The market is subject to witness a substantial growth due to the growing prevalence of legionella-based disorders coupled with increasing awareness among general population in regards to their preventive management. Legionella can lead to legionellosis, which is a respiratory disorder, also known as a pneumonia.
Treatment of legionellosis involves intensive care and hospitalization, and comes under the public health concerns. As per recent reports, as many as 4,568 cases were registered of Legionnaires’ disease in the last one years. Globally, the legionella testing industry is predicted to grow at CAGR of 8.4% in the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for market players to invest for research and development in the market.
Legionella bacteria are particularly found in the hot water conditions. Numerous industries with high requirement for water are likely susceptible towards development of aquatic legionella. In addition, contamination of the water with legionella in public places such as schools, restaurants, hospitals, and large plumbing systems can lead to widespread disease. These factors are influencing the demand for legionella testing market.
Moreover, high-end demand from various end-user industries for accurate and on-time diagnosis of Legionella and related infections is expected to boost the growth of legionella testing industry. Water testing for legionella is carried out in a certified microbiology lab along with well-characterized and validated methods. Legionella pneumophila group is considered as the most pathogenic or disease spreading strain of Legionella bacteria.
Furthermore, various testing for Legionnaire disease performed by healthcare professionals are vital, particularly patients that are diagnosed in the past 12 months. Certain water conditions that can lead to legionella growth include low chlorine levels in water, leading to environmental testing to be conducted every two months. These factors are expected to fuel the market demand for legionella testing over the forecast period. Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks commonly occur in various traveling spots such as hotels, resorts, or cruise ships, and in some instances healthcare facilities. Increasing healthcare expenditure, particularly in the developed economies across the globe is anticipated to foster market growth over the next seven years.
The legionella testing market is broadly categorized into two major segments based on the application type such as water testing and IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic) testing. The water testing is considered as one of the fastest growing segment in the market of legionella testing with substantial revenue generation in the last few years. Growing popularity of the legionella testing is attributed to the favorable laws & regulation by local governments coupled with introduction of precise diagnostic methods. The water-testing segment is further categorized into multiple sub-segments such as microbial culture, DFA Stain, PCR segment. The IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic) testing segment has also witnessed substantial growth owing to the rising demand for urine antigen tests.
The legionella testing industry is divided by region as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. North America has shown major growth in recent years owing to the rise in the implementation of latest technologies in medicine & pharmaceutical sector, massive increase in the geriatric population, significant market penetration and existence of well-established healthcare infrastructure in the region.
Asia-Pacific region is predicted to hold major market share in the legionella testing market with massive growth in forecast period. Countries such as India, China and Malaysia are leading the Asia-Pacific market with increasing healthcare expenditure, growing prevalence of legionella-based disorders, rising per capita income and significant investment by leading industry players considering potential growth opportunities in the region.
The key players in the legionella testing industry are Beckman Coulter, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Alere, Inc., Roche Diagnostics Co., Thermo Fischer Scientific, Inc., and Becton, Dickinson (BD) and Co.
Legionella Testing Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2025)
• Water Testing
• Microbial Culture
• DFA Stain
• IVD Testing
• Blood Culture
• Urine Antigen Test
• DFA Stain
Legionella Testing Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2025)
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Latin America
• Middle East and Africa (MEA)
• South Africa
Research Support Specialist, USA