NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid reported after the close of the market Thursday that its third-quarter revenues increased 15 percent and were in line with a pre-announcement the firm made regarding the quarter late last month.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based molecular diagnostics firm reported total revenues of $80.5 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, up from $70.2 million for the third quarter of 2011. Wall Street analysts, on average, expected revenues of $81 million.

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