NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues declined 4 percent year over year, due primarily to lower sales of its infectious disease diagnostic products.

The San Diego, Calif.-based diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of $29.7 million for the three months ended June 30, compared to $30.9 million for the second quarter of 2012. Analysts, on average had expected revenues of $33.2 million.

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