Coronavirus Disease

COVID-19

The information below is subject to change. 

Please know that we at HNL Lab Medicine are focused on the health and safety of our employees, healthcare professionals, and patients. We are monitoring the situation continuously and will update information as necessary. 
 

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| Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

In an effort to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect our patients, visitors, and staff from increased risk of exposure, we ask that all patients, family members, and/or visitors, refrain from entering any HNL Lab Medicine facility if: 

  • You have recently returned from travel outside of the U.S. 
  • You have been exposed to COVID-19 
  • Are experiencing flu-like symptoms including:
    • coughing
    • sneezing
    • congestion
    • fever 
 Protect Yourself :60 |Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 Antibody Testing

| Face Mask Required

For everyone’s safety and with the current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine) requires all visitors and staff to wear a face mask before entering our facilities. We appreciate your help to keep our health care workers and our community safe.

CDC shows you how to make a face mask in 45 seconds -  https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

Patient Center Locations

| Patients

Special Services Offered for the Safety of Our Patients, Staff, and Community.

All of us at Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine) are committed to providing our patients with the laboratory testing needed to ensure your well-being during these unprecedented times. This message is to inform you of important changes we have made at Patient Centers to ensure you can receive the laboratory testing needed while providing a safe environment for you and our employees.

Dedicated Service Hour for Vulnerable Patients

The first business hour at all Patient Center locations is being dedicated to patients over the age of 
60 and those with underlying health concerns.

Social Distancing

After registering at the Patient Center kiosk, you now have the option to wait outside or in your vehicle.
When the Phlebotomist is ready to see you, they will contact you.

Glucose Tolerance Testing

As a convenience for our patients requiring a glucose tolerance test, which takes several hours to complete, we are offering you the option of waiting outside, or in your vehicle. If you prefer to wait outside, we will contact you at the required intervals.

Patient Center Locations
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Individuals seeking testing for COVID-19 Individuals seeking testing for COVID-19

| COVID-19 Testing

Individuals seeking testing for COVID-19 should not visit any HNL Lab Medicine Patient Center to request a test. Tests must be ordered by a healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional or a designated COVID-19 regional testing site must collect the specimen which can be sent to HNL Lab Medicine for processing. 

Patients who are concerned that they or a family member are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately contact their healthcare professional to determine their next steps https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html 

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| Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 testing specimens must be ordered by a healthcare professional. The acceptable sample type is nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in UTM viral transport media.
Please do not send the patient for COVID-19 specimen collection OR to drop off COVID-19 specimens to any HNL Lab Medicine Patient Center. Specimens must be collected by a healthcare professional or a designated COVID-19 regional testing site, which can be sent to HNL Lab Medicine for processing.

IMPORTANT: Samples must be picked up by an HNL Lab Medicine courier or processed by one of the designated COVID-19 regional testing and assessment sites. If you require a courier pickup, please contact our Customer Care Department at 877-402-4221. 

 

Healthcare professionals should contact their public health authority for information on managing individuals potentially infected with the virus. We encourage healthcare professionals to review the CDC website to guide their patient management and lab testing for COVID-19: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
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| FAQs

What is Coronavirus Disease 2019? 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formally known as 2019-nCoV) is the name for the respiratory syndrome caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Can I send my patient’s sample to HNL Lab Medicine? 
HNL Lab Medicine is accepting COVID-19 specimens collected by a healthcare professional for processing.

How fast will doctors get results back?
We expect results to be available 3-5 days from the time of specimen pickup; however, timing may be impacted by high demand.
 
What are the signs and symptoms of the COVID-19? 
The symptoms can include a cough, possibly with a fever and shortness of breath. There are some early reports of non-respiratory symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Most individuals recover within a few days. However, some individual’s, especially the elderly or people who have a weakened immune system, may develop a more serious infection, such as bronchitis or pneumonia.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Are masks or other personal protective equipment available for visitors to HNL Lab Medicine Patient Centers? 
For everyone’s safety and with the current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine) requires all visitors and staff to wear a face mask before entering our facilities. We appreciate your help to keep our health care workers and our community safe. CDC shows you how to make a face mask in 45 seconds - https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

The best methods to limit the risk of exposure or spreading the virus are everyday preventative actions as outlined here by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

Hand sanitizer is available at all of our locations, and we encourage its use by all visitors. 

 

Fact Sheets:

BioGX SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for BD MAX™ System FACT SHEET FOR PATIENTS 

BioGX SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for BD MAX™ System FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

 


During these extraordinary times where COVID-19 testing exceeds the nations supplies and our capacity, we have collaborated with additional reference laboratories to provide additional capacity to ensure the fastest turnaround possible for test results. Be assured that everyday HNL Lab Medicine is focused on assessing demand and evaluating all available options to meet this unprecedented demand including increasing our capacity. It is our intent and focus to offer our clients and the patients we serve the best testing service possible at the best pricing possible. When you order COVID-19 testing from us you may be charged one of the two prices below. The pricing difference is reflective of when we received the testing sample, and which method (running in- house or sending the test out) would provide the fastest test result.

COVID-19 Testing In House - $65.00 

COVID-19 Testing Send Out - $105.00



UPDATED: 
5/10/20



Video, Photo Credit & Source Links: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS 

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