NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion reported after the close of market Wednesday that its first-quarter revenues rose 5 percent to $328,000 from $312,000 in Q1 2012, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $300,000.

Vermillion posted product sales of $214,000, up 8 percent from $198,000 year over year. Those sales are based on 4,274 OVA1 ovarian cancer tests performed in Q1 versus 3,952 tests performed in the year-ago period.

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