HNL News

September 30, 2022

Monkeypox Know the FAQs

Signs and Symptoms
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September 23, 2022

HNL Lab Medicine Career Fair

HNL Lab Medicine is excited to host our next Career Fair, Thursday, October 6th in the Roble Road parking lot.
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September 19, 2022

Common Labeling Mishaps

Ways to avoid common specimen labeling issues.
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September 10, 2022

Redesign Underway

Are you tired of stuffy waiting rooms? So are we! HNL Lab Medicine is excited to announce our brand-new renovation project. Our HNL Patient Service Centers (PSCs) are undergoing a redesign!

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September 01, 2022

Entrepreneurs HNL is sponsoring the FACTORY’s StartUp Lehigh Valley

More than $30,000 in prize money up for grabs in 4th annual StartUp Lehigh Valley pitch competition for entrepreneurs
 
StartUp Lehigh Valley, a pitch competition for entrepreneurs developed and hosted by Factory LLC, is back for a fourth year!
 
“As a company that recognizes the value of innovation, HNL Lab Medicine is thrilled to see what the brilliant minds of the Lehigh Valley have in store for us,” says Martin Till, President and CEO of HNL Lab Medicine. “In our industry, innovation saves lives, so we strongly encourage the entrepreneurial spirit when it comes to new ideas and fresh perspectives.”
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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.