NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its third-quarter revenues increased 21 percent year over year, as the firm beat Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

The San Diego-based genetic analysis tools firm reported total revenues of $285.9 million, up from $235.5 million for Q3 2011 and above analysts' consensus estimate of $284.8 million. Its product revenues climbed to $262.4 million from $220.3 million, and its service and other revenue jumped to $23.5 million from $15.2 million.

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