This article has been updated to include additional comments from Abbott's earnings call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Abbott today said that its Diagnostics business grew sales 4 percent year over year in the second quarter, driven in part by strong growth in for its core laboratory and point-of-care tests.

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