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March 13, 2009 at 4:50 PM EDT

Quidel Schedules Conference Call for March 16, 2009 to Provide Business Update

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2009-- Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL), a leading provider of rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests, will hold a business update teleconference and webcast on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time (5:00 a.m. Pacific time).

The call will be hosted by Douglas C. Bryant, president and chief executive officer, and John M. Radak, chief financial officer of Quidel Corporation. The teleconference will contain a question and answer period.

To participate in the live call by telephone from the U.S., dial (866) 825-3209, or from outside the U.S., dial (617) 213-8061, and enter the passcode 40821330.

A live webcast of the call can be accessed at www.quidel.com, and the Web site replay will be available for 14 days. The telephone replay will be available for 48 hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (7:00 a.m. Pacific time) on March 16, 2009 by dialing (888) 286-8010 from the U.S., or (617) 801-6888 for international callers, and entering passcode 10609502.

About Quidel Corporation

Quidel Corporation serves to enhance the health and well being of people around the globe through the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of rapid diagnostic solutions at the point of care (POC) in infectious diseases and reproductive health. Marketed under the leading brand name of QuickVue®, Quidel's portfolio of products currently includes tests that aid in the diagnosis of several disease or condition states, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Fecal Occult Blood, Strep A, pregnancy, bacterial vaginosis, H. pylori and Chlamydia. Quidel's products are sold to healthcare professionals with a focus on the physician office lab and acute care markets through leading medical distribution partners on a worldwide basis. Quidel'sSpecialty Products Group (SPG) develops research products in the fields of oncology and bone health with potential future point-of-care applications. By building value in rapid diagnostic tests, Quidel provides leadership to the industry and among healthcare professionals allowing for the movement of patient testing out of the central laboratory setting and into the physician office, urgent care and other outpatient settings where rapid testing and treatment have an impact on clinical outcomes and provide an economic benefit. For more information, visit www.quidel.com, www.colorectal-test.com, www.rsvtesting.com or www.flutest.com.

Source: Quidel Corporation

Quidel Corporation
John M. Radak, Chief Financial Officer
Porter Novelli Life Sciences
Parag Dave, 619-849-5378