NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel today said that it expects to report fourth-quarter revenues of $53 million to $54 million.

That figure is well above Wall Street's consensus estimate for revenues of $43.8 million.

"We saw a sudden and early onset to this year's influenza season," Quidel President and CEO Douglas Bryant said in a statement. "I am pleased, however, with how well we were able to respond to the increased and rapid demand for our flu tests."

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