The number of gainers outpaced decliners 21 to six, and the index outpaced the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the Nasdaq Biotech.
Excluding a loss of business to LabCorp, total revenue increased 22 percent year over year in the fourth quarter, Luminex said.
AllerGenis has the non-exclusive right to use the xMAP technology to develop, market, and sell a precision food allergy diagnostic assay.
Among the updates provided Wednesday, Quidel's CEO noted the firm's growing presence in point-of-care markets, while PerkinElmer discussed plans for its Vanadis test.
The firm also posted full-year revenue growth of approximately 3 percent to $315 million, near the top end of its guidance of $310 million to $316 million and above analysts' consensus estimate.
Veracyte was the only company in the 360Dx Index whose stock price rose last month while NantHealth, NeoGenomics, and Accelerate Diagnostics saw sharp declines.
During the year, the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance drove development and adoption of advanced diagnostic tests, including molecular testing.
Total revenues were down due to lower assay revenues, which shrank 11 percent from a year ago. Sample-to-answer molecular product revenues grew 15 percent.
Luminex has licensed the XCR Diagnostics Xtreme Chain Reaction nucleic acid amplification technology for an undisclosed amount.