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HNL News

January 19, 2022

A Guide to COVID-19 Testing

Why are you getting tested?​

Where should you go?

A Guide to COVID-19 Testing

Understanding the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for COVID-19 testing can be confusing. 
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January 07, 2022

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Collection Sites

With the most recent COVID-19 surge, many people are looking for information on testing facilities.
 
We have designated 14 of our patient service centers to provide Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.
 
HNL Lab Medicine's Patient Service Centers can only accommodate patients without symptoms (asymptomatic patients). Please click to download a list of our asymptomatic COVID-19 collection sites.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, click for a list of sites for symptomatic patients.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Protocols

 
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January 03, 2022

If you've ever considered becoming a Phlebotomist!!

Get paid while you train!!

We are waiving tuition $2,000 $0

Apply today to join our talented team!!


 

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December 31, 2021

HNL is Hiring!!

Taking your career to the next level!!


If you like what you hear, apply at hnl.com/careers to join the HNL Lab Medicine family!
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December 20, 2021

HNL Lab Medicine Employees and Local Charities Partner to Benefit Lehigh Valley Children this Holiday Season

It was an image fresh out of a holiday storybook – colorfully wrapped, ribbon-tied packages covering floors and table tops. But the setting wasn’t the usual cozy homestead, rather the bustling HNL Lab Medicine headquarters transformed into a sea of love and generosity.

Most of all it was an incredible source of joy for the hundreds of caring employees who participated in the company’s first onsite “angel tree” donation drive to bring cheer to Lehigh Valley area children this holiday season.

By Dec. 25, 75 local children will open their surprises – more than 1,500 gifts in total – from HNL Lab Medicine employees from around the region who purchased and prepared these gifts with that vision in mind.

“The response from our employees was overwhelming, in a wonderful way,” said Tiffani Blevins, HNL Lab Medicine executive assistant, who conceived and ran the effort.
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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.