NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies said on Thursday that receipts from customers for its first quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 dropped 17 percent.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, receipts totaled A$1.0 million (US$945,000) down from $A1.2 million, a year ago. The downtick occurred despite a record number of test samples for its flagship non-familial breast cancer risk assessment test called BrevaGen.

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