NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Reference Laboratories today reported that its first quarter revenues grew 12 percent, as the firm noted plans to expand its GeneDx business.

The Elmwood Park, NJ-based clinical lab firm reported revenues of $181.3 million for the three months ended January 31, up from $161.3 million for the first quarter of 2013. It beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $171.4 million.

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