Meridian Bioscience today reported $44.8 million in preliminary revenue for its fiscal first quarter, marking a 1 percent decline from the year-ago period. Preliminary revenues included $34.8 million in sales from its Diagnostic segment, a 2 percent decline from fiscal Q1 2013.

However, molecular diagnostic revenue from Meridian's Illumigene product line increased 15 percent, driven by Illumigene Group B strep and Illumigene Group A strep.

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