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Within the diagnostics business, Abbott's core laboratory sales grew 4 percent but its other diagnostic segments were down year over year.

The Austin, Texas-based company offers more than 30 tests, including those for food sensitivity, fertility and women's hormones, sexually transmitted diseases, and thyroid.

The test can be used to rapidly and accurately identify patients suffering from heart attacks, and to help identify low-risk patients who may be safely discharged, the firm said.

The firm said that its Vitros XT MicroSlides improve lab turnaround time by delivering simultaneous results for pairs of tests that physicians frequently order.

Designed for small and medium-sized labs, the system offers automated blood typing and screening based on gel card technology with minimum user intervention.