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July 16, 2021

HNL Lab Medicine Announces a New Patient Service Center in Hazleton, Pa.

HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announces the opening of a patient center at 550 West Broad Street, Hazleton, Luzerne County. Patients can access this facility Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. https://www.hnl.com/Hazleton 

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July 07, 2021

HNL Lab Medicine Announces New Patient Service Center Location in Gateway Plaza, Chambersburg, Pa.

HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, is moving its Chambersburg patient center to the new Gateway Plaza, 497 Gateway Avenue. Patients can access this facility weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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June 29, 2021

HNL Lab Medicine's Unseen Heroes

Presenting HNL Lab Medicine’s

Unseen Heroes Video — WATCH VIDEO

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June 25, 2021

HNL Lab Medicine Opens New Patient Service Center in Scranton Pa

The new patient center in Scranton, Lackawanna County is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patients may check current wait times and check-in online at www.hnl.com/scranton.

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June 25, 2021

New Patient Service Center in East Stroudsburg PA

The new East Stroudsburg patient center, located at 100 Eaglesmere Circle, East Stroudsburg, PA is open weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm. Patients may check current wait times and check-in online at www.hnl.com/eaglesmere.

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Clinical Departments

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) is decentralized laboratory testing performed outside the physical constraints of the laboratory in close proximity to the patient.  

POCT is increasingly seen as a testing modality with performance expectations similar to traditional laboratory testing and requiring the same high standards.

POCT should be considered as a part of the continuum of the clinical laboratory’s contribution to healthcare and a fundamental responsibility of laboratory services. As healthcare reform changes the perspective from fee-for-service to the optimization of overall patient care, POCT can be a critical factor in streamlining and improving laboratory services.
 



Examples of POCT testing include:

  • Urinalysis

  • Urine Pregnancy Testing

  • Occult Blood Testing

  • Blood Glucose

  • Whole Blood INR (international normalized ratio)

  • Blood Gas Testing

Many of these tests can be performed on devices that communicate with a data-management system, so results can be sent directly to the patient’s electronic medical record, eliminating paper and ensuring regulatory compliance.