NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of CombiMatrix rose as much as 25 percent today after the company said that it expects to report record volumes of prenatal testing for the first quarter.

The Irvine, Calif.-based firm said today that for the three months ended March 31, billable prenatal tests were up 124 percent year over year in preliminary results. Investors responded by driving shares up as high as $4.62, up from Wednesday's closing price of $3.46.

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