HNL News

August 08, 2022

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that increases the likelihood of having coronary heart disease at a younger age. Learn about how to determine if you have hypercholesterolemia and what actions you can take to create better outcomes!

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July 06, 2022

A Roadmap to Targeted Therapy in Oncology

Dr. Hina Sheikh, Co-Chief, Section of Dermatopathology at HNL Lab Medicine, contributed on this case report, along with colleagues in medical, surgical and radiation oncology at LV Health Network.
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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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School of Phlebotomy

Launch your career in the growing field of healthcare as an in-demand phlebotomy technician.

HNL Lab Medicine’s phlebotomy training program will have you career-ready in only eight weeks!

No cost to you!

Trainees get paid during the 8-week course!

Find out the Top 10 Reasons to Become a Phlebotomist


Program Cost

The eight-week course prepares you to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam upon completion.

Course Cost: $2000  $0
Get paid while you train.

The Phlebotomy Technician program includes:
  • In-class study (textbook, videos, etc.), demonstrations, and hands-on training from HNL Lab Medicine’s expert laboratory professionals, phlebotomy trainers, and experienced phlebotomy staff.

  • An internship at one of HNL Lab Medicine’s Patient Service Centers (PSCs), where you’ll be mentored by an HNL Lab Medicine phlebotomist and receive clinical training in the field.

  • A practice exam to prepare for the ASCP certification*

  • There are no hidden fees: The tuition (valued at $2,000.00) includes textbooks, all classroom training, a hands-on internship, and a practice test for the ASCP certification exam – at NO COST to you!

  • Phlebotomy Trainees will be hired on a temporary basis at $10/hour during the 8 week course with the potential to be hired after the completion of the course based on performance.

*The ASCP certification cost of $135.00 will be covered by HNL Lab Medicine upon successful completion of the program and onboarding as an HNL Lab Medicine Phlebotomist.

Where will training be held?

Students will complete classroom work at HNL Lab Medicine’s Roble Road location (794 Roble Road Allentown, PA 18109).

The clinical portion of the training will be performed at one of HNL Lab Medicine’s PSC locations. Students can expect two to three hours of nightly independent study/homework.

What is a Phlebotomy Technician?

A phlebotomy technician, or phlebotomist, is an essential member of the clinical laboratory team who draws blood and collects specimens for lab testing and other purposes.
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What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?

Phlebotomists follow proper procedures for identification, processing, storage, and transport of specimens, which are used for different kinds of medical laboratory analysis.

In addition, some phlebotomists draw blood for other purposes, such as transfusions, research, or blood donations.

Phlebotomists work closely with patients. Most times, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist in medical and diagnostic laboratories.

Program Length

The HNL Lab Medicine School of Phlebotomy Program offers four-sessions per year. Each session runs for 8-weeks, Monday through Friday, typically from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Students will complete at least 40 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of clinical hours at an HNL Lab Medicine Patient Service Center (PSC) to fulfill ASCP Certification* examination requirements.

In addition, 100 successful, unaided blood collections are required to sit for the ASCP Phlebotomy Technician exam.

A typically scheduled session may have up to 100 or more hours of lecture time, including review sessions and a minimum of 100 hours of clinical experience.

Most students surpass the minimum of 100 successful, unaided blood collection requirements and are well prepared to obtain a phlebotomy position after completion.

*The ASCP certification cost of $135.00 will be covered by HNL Lab Medicine upon successful completion of the program and onboarding as an HNL Lab Medicine Phlebotomist.

Phlebotomist FAQs

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be qualified to work as a phlebotomist at HNL Lab Medicine or other healthcare organizations, such as hospitals or physician offices.

Phlebotomists typically work in a variety of settings such as laboratory outpatient service centers, hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and doctor's offices.

The program is perfect for high school/GED grads looking to begin a career or work in healthcare while continuing their education; it’s also designed for career changers, especially those with retail/customer service experience.


Candidates will undergo a formal interview process with HNL Lab Medicine and be considered a per-diem temporary employee if accepted.

Upon acceptance, the following will be required and processed following HNL Lab Medicine Human Resources and LVHN Employee Health policy. Non-submission invalidates acceptance for that session.

  • Medical Clearance/ Vaccine Documentation

  • Fingerprint Clearance

  • Urine Drug Screen

  • Child Abuse Clearance

  • Background check

  • Proof of liability insurance

  • Proof of health insurance

  • Influenza vaccination (within the season)

  • COVID-19 vaccination

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare delivery system and medical terminology as it relates to the laboratory

  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of age-specific or psycho-social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various age groups of patients

  • Describe the legal and ethical implications of patient testing

  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care

  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment and collection methods, various types of additives used in collection tubes, and special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents

  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens utilizing venipuncture or capillary methods

  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing

  • Communicate (verbally and nonverbally) effectively and appropriately in the workplace

  • Define Quality Assurance as it relates to the practice of phlebotomy

  • Take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician Certification examination. (Separate fee to take examination) Note: Proof of High School graduation through graded transcripts sent directly to ASCP required.

Note: The presence of any controlled substance considered prohibitive after medical review of urine drug screen will prevent you from participating in the program. If any criminal background report is delayed and includes prohibitive offences, you may not be able to complete the program.
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