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Cepheid Schedules 2010 First Quarter Financial Results Announcement and Webcast

April 8, 2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that it will report financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2010, on Thursday, April 22, 2010, after the close of the market.

The company will host a management presentation at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, April 22, 2010, to discuss the results. To access the live webcast, please visit Cepheid’s website at www.cepheid.com/investors at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to download any necessary audio or plug-in software. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly following the call and will remain available for at least 90 days.

Interested participants and investors may also listen to the live teleconference call by dialing (866) 356-4441 (domestic) or (617) 597-5396 (international), and entering participant code 57219884. A replay will be available for seven days beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Access numbers for this replay are (888) 286-8010 (domestic) and (617) 801-6888 (international), with participant code 22168742.

About Cepheid

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) is an on-demand molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems and tests for genetic analysis in the clinical, industrial and biothreat markets. The company’s systems enable rapid, sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. The company’s easy-to-use systems integrate a number of complicated and time-intensive steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and detection, which enable the analysis of complex biological samples in its proprietary test cartridges. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where rapid molecular testing is particularly important, such as identifying infectious disease and cancer in the clinical market; food, agricultural, and environmental testing in the industrial market; and identifying bio-terrorism agents in the biothreat market. See http://www.cepheid.com for more information.


    CONTACTS:
    For Media Inquiries:          For Investor Inquiries:
    --------------------          -----------------------
    Jared Tipton                  Jacquie Ross
    Cepheid Corporate              Cepheid Investor
     Communications                Relations
    Tel: (408) 400 8377           Tel: (408) 400 8329
    jared.tipton@cepheid.com       investor.relations@cepheid.com

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