NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Laboratory Corporation of America today reported fourth quarter revenue growth of 5 percent driven by an increase in test volume.

The Burlington, NC-based clinical testing services firm had revenues of $1.51 billion for the quarter, up from $1.44 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 and slightly above the average Wall Street estimate of $1.50 billion.

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