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October 01, 2021

Bob Wasson retires from HNL Lab Medicine at 90

A Navy veteran and lifelong retail manager, Bob Wasson ended his final career Thursday as a courier for HNL Lab Medicine. He is 90 years young.

“I was going to work here for five years, but I forgot to leave (for 16),” he said. “I love people. I try to lift them up as I go by. It’s difficult with masks on, but you can see it in their eyes.”

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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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May 10, 2021

Help Us, Help You!

HNL Lab Medicine is excited to share a new Billing Video we put together with our valued clients in mind.  

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April 23, 2021

Meet our HNL Heroes

Meet our #HNLHeroes!

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April 22, 2021

Healthcare Heroes

None of our HNL medical professionals go into this business for notoriety. They do it to get the results that are needed for our community. 
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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.