What's New

September 22, 2021

HNL Career Fair

Interested in a career at HNL Lab Medicine?

Join us at our next Career Fair, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1 pm – 5:30 pm.

Located at 794 Roble Rd, Allentown, PA 18109-9110 (PARKING LOT)
On-the-spot interviews will be conducted

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September 08, 2021

Martin K. Till, New President and CEO of HNL Lab Medicine, Starts with Strategic Plan to Accelerate Growth

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HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announces the official start of Martin K. Till as president and CEO, transitioning from Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., who will retire Oct. 15 and continue in a consulting capacity for the next year.

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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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Patients

Why You Need a Lab Test

Laboratory tests provide healthcare professionals vital information to assist with making important decisions regarding your health.

 

Why do I need a lab test?

Lab tests are done for many reasons, including:
 

Check Your Overall Health

Some tests are part of a yearly or routine physical so your healthcare professional can get a clear picture of your health. An example of a general test to get a snapshot of your health is a complete blood count (CBC).
 

Help Diagnose Your Symptoms

If you have certain signs and symptoms, your healthcare professional may run certain tests to help determine whether you have a certain medical condition. This is helpful when there are several medical conditions that could be causing your signs and symptoms. An example is a urine test to see if frequent urination is being caused by a simple urinary tract infection or something more complex, such as diabetes.
 

Diagnose Medical Conditions That Do Not Have Symptoms

Not all medical conditions have signs and symptoms in the early stages of a disease. Lab tests can help. An example is a cholesterol screening. High cholesterol levels usually do not cause any symptoms but may lead to serious medical conditions.  
 

Monitor the Effectiveness of Treatment

Lab tests help your healthcare professional know how you are doing with treatment. An example is a blood test such as prothrombin time, which is administered to see if your anticoagulant medicine is working to keep your blood clotting to the proper level.

 

For more information on laboratory testing visit labtestsonline.org.