NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom reported after the close of the market Thursday that its first-quarter revenues grew 10 percent year over year, driven by a sharp uptick in diagnostic services that was somewhat offset by a decline in genetic analysis product sales and services.

The San Diego-based molecular diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of $14.9 million for the three-month period ended March 31, compared to $13.5 million for the first quarter of 2011. It fell short of Wall Street's consensus estimate of $16.3 million.

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