NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina reported after the close of the market Monday that its fourth-quarter revenues climbed 24 percent, topping analysts' consensus estimate.

The San Diego-based genetic analysis products firm brought in total revenues of $309.3 million for the three months ended Dec. 30, 2012, in line with its pre-announcement and up from $250.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. It beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $305.4 million.

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