This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments made by Natera executives during an earnings call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues grew about 9 percent year over year as the company fell short of Wall Street expectations on both the top and bottom lines.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, Natera tallied revenues of $53.8 million compared to $49.3 million a year ago. Analysts on average had expected Q4 revenues of $57.1 million.

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