NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today reported that its revenues in the first quarter dropped 6 percent year over year as it missed the average analyst estimate on both the top and bottom lines.

For the three months ended March 31, the firm brought in $1.79 billion in revenues, down from $1.91 billion a year ago and short of the $1.86 billion expected by Wall Street.

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