Updated on 27 September 2013
Moreover, several autoimmune disease diagnostic tests are designed for manual operation, and the shortage of skilled technicians limits uptake. Handling certain therapies such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits and indirect immunofluorescent assays (IFA) that are often designated as highly complex becomes all the more difficult. This created immense demand for automated diagnostic platforms that facilitate rapid and efficient testing.
"Test panels that enable the simultaneous use of multiple autoimmune disease diagnostics will provide the greatest value," said the analyst. "Although the price per test may decline, escalating sale volumes will fuel market growth."