Drug Testing Equipment Market Size & Share, by Product (Consumables, Urine Testing Kits, Rapid Test Devices, Breathalyzer, Chromatography); Sample (Blood, Urine, Oral Fluids, Breath, Hair); End-user (Personal Users, Hospitals, Workplace & Schools, Criminal Justice Systems, Law Enforcement Agencies, Drug Testing Laboratories, Drug Treatment Centers, Pain Management Centers) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 3821
  • Published Date: Jul 21, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 – 2035

Drug Testing Equipment Market size is expected to reach USD 21 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of drug testing equipment was around USD 6 Billion. The growing usage of intoxicants and controlled substances and the rising misuse of prescribed medicines have emerged in the need to ascertain the level of intoxication in the body at any given point in time, which is elevating the market growth.

 The increasing concern about the rising consumption of drugs by the young population which is leading to the mental crisis and surging crime rates in many countries of the world is thriving in the use of prevention tools such as drug testing. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics of 2023, youth drug abuse has now become a public health concern in America. In the year 2022, nearly 1-in-8 teenagers used prohibited drugs. Moreover, every year more than 1.16 million prisoners commit some drug-related offense and are arrested.

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Drug Testing Equipment Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Stringent Regulations of Sports Association – The adoption of several programs that are designed to detect the use of banned substances and strict drug testing for illegal drug abuse by athletes worldwide during the sports session is anticipated to propel the market growth. Sports organizations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Sports Federation (ISF), and others have made drug testing mandatory for participants before participating in a sporting event.
  • Collaborations & Innovations in Testing Technology – The tangible benefits of collaborations include reduced medical errors, medication errors, and redundant tests, as well as innovative brainstorming, faster patient throughput, and improved provider satisfaction that come with a democratized and collegial care process. Intoximeters, Inc. with Abbott Healthcare Private Limited agreed to market SoToxa Mobile Test System of Abbott together with Alco-Sensor brand breath alcohol-testing products of Intoximeters.  SoToxa is a handheld oral fluid testing solution that will be used to detect drug use.
  • Emerging Laws – As per the Biden-Harris Administration’s Unity Agenda, around USD 3.8 billion has been invested through the American Rescue Plan by the administration to address the mental health crisis and drug overdose plague in the United States.


  • Emerging Policies & Ban on Testing of Drugs - Drug testing in some places (particularly the workplace) is regarded as a violation of employee privacy, which is expected to impede market growth. The drug consumption ban in certain areas, as well as accuracy issues, are expected to pose challenges to the drug screening market.
  • Lack of Accuracy in Many Cases
  • Slower Penetration Due to Privacy Concerns

Drug Testing Equipment Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 6 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 21 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Drug Testing Equipment Segmentation

Sample (Blood, Urine, Oral Fluids, Breath, Hair)

The urine segment in the drug testing equipment market is expected to garner the largest revenue share of 35% by the year 2035 due to the growing use and trade of illegal and banned drugs such as opioids. Urine drug tests are majorly used to detect the positivity of substance abuse which is a cost-effective and non-invasive method that aids in the rapid detection of drug intake.

Moreover, the hair segment is further foreseen to witness to bring in notable revenue owing to its rapid adoption as is the least invasive method and this testing provides an extended detection window of about 90 days.

End User (Personal Users, Hospitals, Workplace & Schools, Criminal Justice Systems and Law Enforcement Agencies, Drug Testing Laboratories, Drug Treatment Centers, and Pain Management Centers)

Drug testing equipment market from the workplace & school segment will hold a significant growth rate in the upcoming years. With the changing organizational policies and the growing percentage of jobs requiring background verification for accessing workplace employment eligibility, the adoption of pre-employment drug tests is increasing. This will lead the segment to rise.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Consumables
  • Urine Testing Kits
  • Rapid Test Devices
  • Breathalyzer
  • Chromatography


  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Oral Fluids
  • Breath
  • Hair

           End User

  • Personal Users
  • Hospitals
  • Workplace & Schools
  • Criminal Justice Systems and Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Drug Testing Laboratories
  • Drug Treatment Centers
  • Pain Management Centers

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Global Drug Testing Equipment Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The drug testing equipment market in North America is projected to be the largest with a share of about 40% by the end of 2035. The existence of giant players in the industry encouraging drug screening in the region with the increasing concern of augmenting drug abuse in countries such as the United States and the growing implementation of strict norms to vigorously tackle the drug problem. As per recent data from 2023, Americans constitute 12% of global drug users.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific drug testing equipment market is estimated to register a growth rate of 21% through 2035. The growing use of substance abuse in the region and the rising prevalence of drug trafficking and the adoption of concealment methods and cross-border operations in South-East Asia specifically in Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam is leading to the stringent regulatory frameworks which is resulting in the expansion of drug testing equipment demand.

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Companies Dominating the Drug Testing Equipment Landscape

    • Sandoz International GmbH
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    •  Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
    • Butterfly Network, Inc.
    • F. Hoffmann-La Roche
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
    • Siemens AG
    • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    • Cordant Health Solutions
    • Legacy Medical Services, LLC
    • Omega Laboratories, Inc.
    • GE Healthcare

In the News

  • Sandoz International GmbH announced the acquisition of the cephalosporin antibiotics business of GSK, to expand its portfolio in manufacturing drugs and medicines.
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated partnered with Select Health of South Carolina Inc. to expand the lateral’s laboratory network for its dual eligible enrollees of Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid.
  • Butterfly Network, Inc. launched an augmented-reality capability to remotely guide Butterfly iQ ultrasound scanners.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 3821
  • Published Date: Jul 21, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The rising use of intoxicants and controlled substances and the rising misuse of prescribed medicines are the major factors driving the growth of the drug testing equipment market.

The market size of drug testing equipment is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 11% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Sandoz International GmbH, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Butterfly Network, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Siemens AG

The urine segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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