NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today reported a 4 percent drop year over year in fourth-quarter sales as Hurricane Sandy shrank revenues by $21 million.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2012, revenues totaled $1.77 billion, down from $1.85 billion a year ago and short of the consensus Wall Street estimate of $1.80 billion.

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