NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Transgenomic said after the close of the market on Wednesday that its first quarter revenues declined 15 percent year over year.

For the three months ended March 31, the Omaha, Neb.-based molecular diagnostics firm logged total revenues of $6.3 million compared to $7.4 million in the prior-year period. Transgenomic attributed this decline primarily to lower sales in its Laboratory Services segment, reflecting higher-than-usual sales in Q1 2013 that had resulted from working down a backlog of Nuclear Mitome tests from 2012.

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