This article has been updated to include comments from Abbott's earnings call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Abbott reported Wednesday morning that second quarter sales in its Diagnostics business grew 4 percent year over year, driven in part by a 12 percent year-over-year increase in point-of-care diagnostic sales.

For the three months ended June 30, Abbott reported overall Q2 revenues of $5.33 billion, up 3 percent from $5.17 billion in Q2 last year. The company beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $5.24 billion.

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