NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Quest Diagnostics today reported that its first quarter sales declined around 2 percent year over year with reimbursement issues and an "unseasonably harsh winter" cited as factors for the decrease.

The Madison, NJ-based clinical lab and diagnostic information services firm reported revenues from continuing operations of $1.75 billion, down from $1.79 billion in the first quarter of 2013. It matched the consensus Wall Street estimate.

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