NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quidel reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues declined 7 percent year over year on slower influenza and respiratory disease business.

The San Diego-based diagnostics company saw its revenues during the three months ended Dec. 31, 2013 retreat to $50.2 million from $53.9 million in the year-ago period, but still beat the consensus analyst estimate of $48.7 million.

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