HNL News

January 30, 2023

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Don’t you just loathe these dark winter days? Winter can be tough here in Pennsylvania, from slushy snow to frigid days, with darkness in between. Unfortunately, we have another reason to have the winter blues- Vitamin D deficiency.

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January 20, 2023

The Impact of Genomics on the Future of Lab Medicine

Genomics, the study and mapping of genomes or complete sets of DNA, offers unique and emerging medical applications that are now accessible to providers.
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January 16, 2023

Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are diseases that can be spread through blood or blood products.

Exposure to blood and other body fluids can be more common than you think, especially in occupations like waste and maintenance, emergency response, health care, and body artists.

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January 11, 2023

New HNL Lab Medicine Fleet Brings the Lab to You

HNL @Home is a service provided by HNL Lab Medicine that brings phlebotomy right to your doorstep.

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January 05, 2023

Local Blood Shortage - Donate Blood Today

Blood transfusions save more than 4 million Americans each year. To honor National Blood Donor Month and address the regional blood shortage, HNL Lab Medicine and Miller-Keystone Blood Center are partnering in January for an annual blood drive. 
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Coronavirus Disease

COVID-19 Help Center

Asymptomatic (without symptoms) COVID-19 Testing Facilities

Symptomatic Testing

If you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, talk to your primary provider. If you need a PCR test, please visit the facilities designated for symptomatic testing. Reminder: HNL Lab Medicine Patient Service Centers can only test asymptomatic patients. For a list of symptomatic testing facilities, please click the blue bar below.

View COVID-19 Testing for People with Symptoms

A Guide to COVID-19 Testing

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

Download a Copy of COVID-19 Testing Process

Genome Sequencing: A Vital Tool Used in Identifying and Tracking New COVID-19 Variants

Genome Sequencing

Genome sequencing is reading or decoding the complete genetic information i.e. “Genome” of an organism that is encrypted in the form of a very long string called DNA made up of 4 letters, A, T, G, and C. The genome of an organism essentially determines their physical characteristics and contains information on how the organism develops, functions, and replicates or reproduces. Sequencing the genome of an organism whether it is human, bacteria or virus is an important step towards understanding it.  » Learn More «

For additional questions regarding where to go for COVID-19 testing, contact us. 

| Patient Safety

HNL Lab Medicine is focused on the Safety of Our Patients, Staff, and Community.

Safety measures we have taken​ at our Patient Centers to ensure you can receive the lab tests needed while providing a safe environment for you and our employees.
Face coverings are required. Per CDC guidance for health care settings. Face masks are still required at our Patient Center s even if you’re fully vaccinated.
Please maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing.
All areas and equipment are sanitized before you receive care. You may ask staff to reclean any areas in your presence.
HNL Lab Medicine Patient Locations are NOT COVID-19 symptomatic testing sites. Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) or click to locate a COVID-19 symptomatic(with symptoms) testing site.
Symptoms of Coronavirus

HNL Lab Medicine Patient Locations are not COVID-19 symptomatic testing facilities


Where do I go for COVID-19 symptomatic (with symptoms) testing sites?

Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) to locate symptomatic testing sites or click for a list of sites for symptomatic (with symptoms) patients.

 

COVID-19 Patient Billing
| Testing with No Symptoms (Asymptomatic) | Testing with No Symptoms (Asymptomatic)

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

People with Known Exposure Without Symptoms

If you have a known exposure to COVID-19, but you don't have any symptoms (asymptomatic) and have a prescription from your healthcare provider please visit one of our Patient Centers for COVID-19 Pre-Procedure and Known Exposure Testing Site with No COVID-19 Symptoms.

Pre-procedure Testing with No Symptoms

COVID-19 testing is required for any surgery that may require an overnight hospital stay. Talk with your provider to see if COVID-19 testing is needed prior to your procedure or surgery.
Please note that emergency/urgent procedures will never be delayed to await COVID-19 testing results.


Clearance Testing

HNL Lab Medicine offers COVID-19 clearance testing at selected locations. Clearance testing includes the testing of people who are asymptomatic (do not have symptoms), do not have a significant exposure to the virus and require clearance testing for travel, camp, school, work etc.

Where to get Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing?
Patients must have a prescription from your healthcare provider. Please visit one of our designated Patient Centers.  View Listings


View Asymptomatic (without symptoms) COVID-19 Testing Facilities

Your COVID-19 test results

Please be advised HNL Lab Medicine may not release COVID-19 testing status or results over the phone.  For test results, please visit www.myhnlaccess.com or contact your healthcare provider.

View My Results

| Remote Check-In

We encourage you to use our Online Check-in when you arrive to promote social distancing. To check in online Visit HNL.com/Locations


Scroll to the listing of your testing location and click “check-in".
 
Enter your name, mobile number, reason for your visit and click “check-in.”
You will receive a text message notifying you that you’ve successfully checked in.
Wait in the comfort of your vehicle or another nearby location. You will receive a text message notifying you when your phlebotomist is ready for you.
Check-In at a Patient Center

Asymptomatic (without symptoms) COVID-19 Testing Facilities

HNL Lab Medicine–Hanover Avenue
1302 Hanover Avenue, Allentown

HNL Lab Medicine–Allentown Medical Center
401 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104

HNL Lab Medicine–Tilghman Street
4727 Tilghman Street, Allentown

HNL Lab Medicine–Brodheadsville
111 Switzgable Drive, Brodheadsville, PA 18322

HNL Lab Medicine–Carbon Plaza Mall
1205 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East, Lehighton

Health Center at Easton
2401 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18045

Health Center at Hellertown
708 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

HNL Lab Medicine–Mountain Top
237 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top

HNL Lab Medicine–Palmerton
524 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071

HNL Lab Medicine–Pottsville
1504 Pennsylvania 61, Pottsville

HNL Lab Medicine–West Hazleton
8 Diana Lane, West Hazleton

HNL Lab Medicine–Richland Township
320 West Pumping Station Road, Quakertown

Health Center at Bangor
1337 Blue Valley Drive, Pen Argyl, PA 18072

When Should You Self-Isolate or Quarantine?
What to Do If You Are Sick STAY HOME IF YOUR SICK
View COVID-19 Testing for People with Symptoms

| Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 testing specimens must be ordered by a healthcare professional. The preferred sample type is nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in UTM viral transport media.

Please do not send the patient for COVID-19 specimen collection OR to drop off COVID-19 specimens to any HNL Lab Medicine Patient Center.

Specimens must be collected by a healthcare professional or a designated COVID-19 regional testing site, which can be sent to HNL Lab Medicine for processing.
 
  • Prior to collection, instruct the patient to blow their nose to remove excess mucous.
  • Gently pass the swab through the nose into the posterior nasopharynx.
  • Rub the swab on the nasopharyngeal membrane several times to loosen and collect cellular material.
  • Withdraw the swab and place in UTM tube.
  • Snap off swab at the score mark and screw on cap of UTM tube.
  • Specimen must be refrigerated or frozen.


IMPORTANT: Samples must be picked up by an HNL Lab Medicine courier or processed by one of the designated COVID-19 regional testing and assessment sites. If you require a courier pickup, please contact our Customer Care Department at 877-402-4221. 

 

Healthcare professionals should contact their public health authority for information on managing individuals potentially infected with the virus. We encourage healthcare professionals to review the CDC website to guide their patient management and lab testing for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html.