HNL News

May 20, 2022

COVID Testing Process

COVID testing is a process many of us are unfortunately all-to-familiar with, but what happens after the specimen is taken? This video showcases what happens to PCR COVID specimens at HNL Lab Medicine and the care our team takes to make sure that you get accurate results as soon as possible.
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May 17, 2022

A DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA Is it Celiac, Food Allergies, or IBS?

Because of the multiple symptoms that overlap between celiac disease, food allergies, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), discovering which condition may be causing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms can sometimes be difficult.
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May 11, 2022

NGS Solid Tumor Profiling

NGS Solid Tumor Profiling is a targeted next-generation sequencing test that assesses DNA and RNA in solid tumors. Through identification of specific DNA/RNA mutations, NGS is able to provide important clinical information such as available therapies and clinical trials that can be used to create a customized treatment plan for patients.
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April 25, 2022

Healthcare Heroes

HNL Lab Medicine is honored to employ two recipients of the Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Heroes awards. Nominated by their peers, these two individuals exhibit a commitment to excellence, compassion for their teams, and a depth of knowledge that they continue to share to elevate the culture of excellence at HNL Lab Medicine.
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April 15, 2022

The Impact of Stress on Your Health

What is the Impact of stress?
How does stress affect the body?
Stress is the body's response to any demand for change...

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Coronavirus Disease

COVID-19 Help Center

HNL Lab Medicine is focused on the Safety of Our Patients, Staff, and Community. With the most recent COVID-19 surge, many people are looking for information on testing facilities. We have designated patient service centers to provide Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.

HNL Lab Medicine's Patient Service Centers can only accommodate patients without symptoms (asymptomatic patients). Please click to find a list of our asymptomatic COVID-19 collection sites.


If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, click for a list of sites for symptomatic patients.

Asymptomatic (without symptoms) COVID-19 Testing Facilities

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 «

View COVID-19 Testing for People with Symptoms

| 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.

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| 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.