Cepheid Schedules 2011 First Quarter Financial Results Announcement and Webcast

April 6, 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced that it will report financial results for its 2011 first quarter ended March 31, 2011, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, after the close of the market.

The company will host a management presentation at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 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 (800) 659-2056 or (617) 614-2714, and entering participant code 15644634. A replay will be available for seven days beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Access numbers for this replay are (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888, with passcode 25153977.

About Cepheid

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Cepheid is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company’s solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. For more information, visit http://www.cepheid.com.

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

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