NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America today reported revenue growth of 1 percent for the second quarter of 2012, missing analysts' consensus estimate on the top line.

The Burlington, NC-based clinical lab firm reported total revenues of $1.42 billion for the three-month period ended June 30, compared to $1.40 billion for the second quarter of 2011. It fell short of Wall Street's consensus revenues estimate of $1.44 billion.

LabCorp said that testing volume in the quarter was essentially flat, while revenue-per-requisition increased 1.5 percent.

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