By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abbott today reported that its fourth-quarter molecular diagnostics sales increased 21 percent year over year.

Abbott's total diagnostics sales were $1.02 billion for the quarter, up 4 percent year over year.

Its molecular diagnostics sales contributed $114 million to that total and were up 21 percent. Its US molecular diagnostics sales were $55 million, up 32 percent, and its international sales were up roughly 13 percent at $59 million.

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