NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Veracyte announced after the close of the market Thursday that revenues for its second quarter rose 37 percent year over year on sales of its Afirma gene expression classifier (GEC) tests.

For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the South San Francisco, California-based molecular diagnostics company said that revenues increased to $11.9 million from $8.7 million a year ago, missing the average Wall Street expectation of $12.2 million.

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