IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX) on Tuesday posted first-quarter results that surpassed market forecasts and raised its 2021 outlook to reflect expectations for higher organic revenue growth and better operating margins.

The Westbrook-based provider of veterinary diagnostics, veterinary practice software and water microbiology testing said that first-quarter revenue was $778 million, an increase of 24% on a reported basis and 21% higher organically over a year earlier. That exceeded the consensus forecast of analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research by 5.87%. Read more