HNL News

June 29, 2022

Automation in the Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratory automation is essential to deliver high quality results in the most cost effective and efficient way.  Automation requires minimal operator intervention and helps to increase productivity, tracking of specimens within the laboratory, decreased turnaround times, improvements in specimen handling, improved laboratory safety, and minimizes errors.
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June 17, 2022

LYME Disease

As you continue to spend more time outside enjoying the weather, you’ll be sharing your space with some critters you’ll want to be aware of. Deer ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, which can have a critical impact on your health if untreated.
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June 15, 2022

Men's Health Month

In 1994, Congress designated the month of June as Men's Health Month to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
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June 10, 2022

LGBTQ Pledge

HNL Lab Medicine believes the diversity of our workforce makes us stronger. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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June 09, 2022

HNL Lab Medicine Artwork Contest Celebrates Healthcare Heroes

Throughout the month of May, HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announced an artwork contest for children in grades K-8. The goal of this contest was to promote awareness of the healthcare field, encourage creativity, and include a valuable connection to the community in each of HNL’s patient service centers.
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HNL News

June 06, 2022
Lehigh Valley Business recently published an interview with HNL Genomic Scientist Dr. Geetika Trivedi, discussing the strides HNL is making into the field of genomics and how our local communities can benefit.
 
“HNL Lab Medicine knows the future of medicine is in diagnostics and is ramping up its use of genetic testing to help doctors find the right tools to treat patients quickly.
 
In addition to pathology tests, the company has moved into genomics to help the most severe cancer patients find the right "cocktail" to treat their specific needs and is testing COVID samples to see what variants are showing up in the area.
 
Geetika Trivedi, a clinical genomics scientist for HNL, said doctors have had access to genome testing, but in the past, had to send samples elsewhere to get results.
 
Now, they can send them to HNL, shortening the time it takes to determine the right course of treatment, which she said can save up to a week.”
 
Time is an incredibly important factor in medical treatment for many cancer patients, and the continued advances in testing at HNL will further position our local community to receive results, diagnoses and treatments faster.
 
In addition to cancer-focused Genomic testing, reporter Cris Collingwood spoke to Dr. Trivedi about utilizing genomic sequencing to map and track COVID-19 variants and identify mutations that might signify a new variant is on the rise. This capability helps HNL keep an eye on what variants are most predominant in our patients, as well as informs our scientists about what mutations might mean for new variants of COVID-19.
 
To read the full article, please visit https://www.lvb.com/hnl-lab-medicine-expanding-diagnostic-capabilities/