NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CareDx reported on Friday that its first quarter revenues sank 8 percent year over year.

For the three months ended March 31, the molecular diagnostics company reported revenues of $6.6 million, down from $7.2 million in Q1 2015. The firm missed the Wall Street estimate for revenues of $7.0 million for the quarter.

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