NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its third-quarter revenues rose 5 percent, and it swung from a loss to a profit.

The San Diego-based firm missed analysts' consensus estimate, and its shares plunged 21 percent to $32.99 in after-hours trade — though its shares were trading at $35.23 in early Wednesday trade. The shortfall was due to a few issues, including a quality control issue related to sequencing reagent kits that could impact Illumina's Q4 revenues as well.

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