NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An early and severe flu season drove Quidel's fourth-quarter revenues up 40 percent year over year, the company reported after the close of the market on Tuesday.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2012, Quidel posted $53.9 million in revenues, up from $38.4 million a year ago, and topping the consensus Wall Street estimate of $53.3 million. Flu-related products brought in $26.3 million in revenues during the quarter, company officials said.

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