This article has been updated with comments and additional information from the firm's conference call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid reported after the close of the market Thursday that its fourth-quarter revenues increased 30 percent on strong instrument and reagent growth.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based molecular diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of $49.2 million for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, compared to $37.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. The company easily beat analysts' consensus estimate of $45.4 million for the quarter.

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