Abbott's MDx Sales Drop 2 Percent in Q2 | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Abbott today reported that its diagnostics sales jumped 5 percent year over year in the second quarter, but molecular diagnostics was a drag on the business, falling 2 percent.

The medical products giant reported total revenues of $5.55 billion for the quarter ended June 30, up 2 percent from $5.45 billion for Q2 2013.

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