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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Clinical Departments

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)

Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) is decentralized laboratory testing performed outside the physical constraints of the laboratory in close proximity to the patient.  

POCT is increasingly seen as a testing modality with performance expectations similar to traditional laboratory testing and requiring the same high standards.

POCT should be considered as a part of the continuum of the clinical laboratory’s contribution to healthcare and a fundamental responsibility of laboratory services. As healthcare reform changes the perspective from fee-for-service to the optimization of overall patient care, POCT can be a critical factor in streamlining and improving laboratory services.
 



Examples of POCT testing include:

  • Urinalysis

  • Urine Pregnancy Testing

  • Occult Blood Testing

  • Blood Glucose

  • Whole Blood INR (international normalized ratio)

  • Blood Gas Testing

Many of these tests can be performed on devices that communicate with a data-management system, so results can be sent directly to the patient’s electronic medical record, eliminating paper and ensuring regulatory compliance.