Cepheid last week reported a 19 percent spike in second-quarter revenues, and said that every one of its Xpert molecular diagnostic tests except influenza demonstrated sequential and year-over-year growth in the quarter.

In addition, executives said they were confident that the manufacturing snafu that plagued the company in the latter half of 2012 has been addressed, although the problem caused a "hangover effect" that negatively impacted Q2 commercial operations and will continue to impact bottom-line performance for the rest of 2013.

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