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A probe cover is a physical barrier that is designed to prevent cross-contamination during medical examination such as transrectal and transvaginal ultrasound. Moreover, probe covers aids in reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections by protecting patients and staff from cross-contamination. Probe covers are available in different shapes. Probe covers are made of latex, in order to provide safe diagnostic technique. The probe covers are rounded at the end, which help the probes to navigate the area of examination.
The demand for ultrasound has increased in the recent years due to increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, urinary tract infections, and cancer, globally, which is expected to drive growth of the latex probe cover market over the forecast period.
The global latex probe cover market is expected to be valued at US$ 552.7 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period (2020-2027).
Figure 1. Global Latex Probe Cover Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Region, 2019
Increasing incidence of hospital acquired infections is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period
Increasing incidence of hospital acquired infection is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the data published in the American Journal of Infection Control in 2018, around 5% to 47% cases of high level disinfection or sterilization in invasive procedures was reported in the U.S., which may increase the risk of hospital acquired infections such as hepatitis B, human papilloma virus, and other bacterial infections. To overcome this situation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) have provided ultrasound specific guidelines, which state that probe covers should be used to reduce the risk of infection.
Figure 2. Global Latex Probe Cover Market Share (%), by Application, 2020
Increased prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period
Increasing demand of ultrasound procedures by hospitals and clinics due to high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is expected to drive the latex probe cover market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the statistics estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in December 2019, around 647,000 deaths occur every year due to heart disease in the U.S.
Latex Probe Cover Market Restraint
Many people suffer from latex allergy, which is expected to restrain latex probe cover market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in March 2016, the National Center for Biotechnology Information published an article, which states that around 5% healthcare workers suffered from latex allergy in the U.S.
Major players operating in the global latex probe cover market include Cardinal Health, Inc., Parker Laboratories, Inc., Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Dynarex Corporation, Braun Melsungen AG, McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., and CIVCO Medical Solutions