NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market Thursday that its fourth quarter revenues increased 4 percent year over year driven by gains for its Human Health segment.

The firm reported total revenues of $593.3 million for the three months ended Dec. 29, compared to $572.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. It beat analysts' consensus estimate of $589.1 million.

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