News and Stories

November 30, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About HIV Testing

Whether you are sexually active or just want to stay informed, being aware of your HIV status is an important step in taking charge of your sexual health. 

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November 10, 2023

Unveiling the World of Genetic Counseling: An Interview with Elizabeth Melchionna

In honor of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, we had the privilege of speaking with Elizabeth Melchionna, a genetic counselor at HNL Lab Medicine. 

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November 06, 2023

Gut Check: Clostridium difficile

Clostridioides difficile, commonly known as C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause infections in the colon, leading to a range of symptoms that can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, serious.

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November 03, 2023

Celebrating Our Commitment to Quality: Recent CAP Inspection Validates HNL Lab Medicine’s Excellence

At HNL Lab Medicine, we are thrilled to share a significant milestone that exemplifies our commitment to delivering exceptional quality healthcare.

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October 29, 2023

World Stroke Day

Sharing a Personal Experience on World Stroke Day to Raise Awareness about Strokes.

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Clinical Departments

Toxicology

Toxicology drug and alcohol testing utilizes urine, blood, and oral fluid to analytically determine the presence or absence of drugs and their metabolites.


HNL Lab Medicine Testing is:
  • Accredited by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT)
  • Accredited by the College of American Pathologists Forensic Drug Testing (CAP-FDT)
  • Licensed and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health

 

HNL Lab Medicine’s state-of-the-art Toxicology laboratory, under the direction of board-certified forensic toxicologist, Dean Fritch, PhD. performs drug testing in accordance with clinical and forensic guidelines.

The toxicology division provides quality laboratory services supporting the community and clients in investigation, consultation, and education.


Clinical drug screening services:
  • Detecting Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Pain Management
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug Overdoses


Forensic drug and alcohol testing services:
  • Workplace Drug-Screening Programs
  • Probation and Parole
  • DUI/DWI Cases
  • Postmortem Death Investigations


Our screening and confirmation analyses are done through cutting-edge technologies such as:
  • Immunoassay
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LS-MS/MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography- Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (LC- TOF/MS)