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The Basics of Cholesterol: Understanding its Role in Your Health
Almost 2 in 5 adults have high cholesterol, which puts them at risk for serious health conditions like heart disease and stroke¹.
Lab Tests for Healthy Aging
Curious about staying youthful? The secret is a healthy lifestyle. It is never too late to get started!
Celebrating Compassion and Collaboration: HNL Lab Medicine and NCC’s Back-to-School Pantry Drive
In a heartwarming display of unity and generosity, HNL Lab Medicine is thrilled to share the exciting news of its partnership with Northampton Community College (NCC) for a remarkable Back-to-School Pantry Drive.
Martin K. Till Featured on Health Care Power List
Martin K. Till, President and CEO of HNL Lab Medicine, has been named a top leader on Lehigh Valley Business’ Health Care Power List.
Why Blood Tests Are Important for Children: Top Tests Explained
Blood tests are diagnostic tools that help pediatricians assess your child’s health.
Hepatitis & The Different Types of Viral Infections
Renovated Trexlertown Patient Service Center Now Open
Autoimmune Disease: Fast Facts
Autoimmune diseases are complicated, chronic conditions that affect many people worldwide.
HNL Lab Medicine Announces Groundbreaking Digital Pathology Investment
Press Release: Allentown, Pa., — HNL Lab Medicine, a leading clinical diagnostics laboratory, is pleased to announce an investment in a new digital pathology initiative.
Understanding Fragile X: A Genetic Disorder with Far-Reaching Effects
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females ¹. It is characterized by a range of intellectual, behavioral, and developmental challenges.
Sarcoma Awareness Month: Shedding Light on Sarcoma
Every year, the month of July is dedicated to raising awareness about sarcoma, a rare and often misunderstood group of cancers.
Prevent Tick Borne Disease
Gear up for a safe and tick-free July 4th celebration! Don't let those tiny ticks ruin your holiday fun.
Announcing the Winners: Children's Art Contest!
The moment is finally here! We are delighted to announce the winners of our Annual Children's Art Contest! This year’s theme, “Design Your Own Lab Coat,” inspired budding artists to unleash their creativity and imagination, resulting in an array of vibrant and innovative designs.
Prostate Cancer Awareness
World Sickle Cell Day: Know Your Status!
World Sickle Cell Day is a time to raise awareness and understanding about sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic blood disorder that affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans ¹.
HNL Lab Medicine Opens New Lehigh Street Patient Service Center
Great news! HNL Lab Medicine is thrilled to announce the opening of our latest Patient Service Center.
Now Available: Pediatric Patient Service Centers!
HNL Lab Medicine is thrilled to announce our new pediatric Patient Service Centers (PSCs). In partnership with Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, our pediatric services combine expertise and experience to optimize laboratory services for children.
Celebrating 25 Years
For 25 years HNL Lab Medicine has been a cornerstone of the community, providing high quality laboratory services for approximately 3 million patients and 12,000 healthcare providers each year.
HNL Lab Medicine Now Accepting Ambetter Insurance
HNL Lab Medicine has partnered with Ambetter from PA Health & Wellness to improve access and affordability of healthcare for Ambetter insurance plan members at any HNL Lab Medicine location.
Love your skin: An interview with Dr. Hina Sheikh
Summer is right around the corner, and we can finally bask in the glorious sunshine. While sunlight gives us vitamin D and boosts our happiness, it can also increase our risk of skin cancer if we’re not careful.
Pennsylvania reports more cases of Lyme disease than anywhere else in the United States ¹.
Pap Tests: Why They’re so Important for Women's Health
Although pap tests might be uncomfortable and inconvenient, routine cervical screening can detect cervical changes before they become more serious.
Serious medical issues don’t always cause symptoms. Screening tests are important because they detect health conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.
Cases of STIs are on the Rise
Congratulations 800 Award Winners!
We are delighted to celebrate 6 of our patient service centers (PSCs) receiving the prestigious 800 Award for their exemplary customer service. Read this blog post to find out which locations were honored and how we ensure a customer-centric experience!
Patient Service Center Refresh Concludes
Experience the Modern, Contemporary Look of HNL Lab Medicine's New Patient Service Centers. Visit one of HNL Lab Medicine's newly remodeled Patient Service Centers...
Is it Allergies or Something Else?
Spring allergies can be extremely uncomfortable for you and your family, but what if those seasonal allergy symptoms are actually non-allergic rhinitis? Don’t guess, get tested!
Prevention is Key: Tips for Reducing Your Colorectal Cancer Risk
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women, and is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States¹.
The Importance of a Skilled Phlebotomist: Stories from the Frontlines
We know our superior patient care wouldn’t be possible without our amazing, caring, and skilled phlebotomists. They are the face of HNL Lab Medicine, and they put patients first in all that they do.
HNL Lab Medicine Celebrates International Women’s Day: Advice to Women in Leadership
In honor of International Women’s Day HNL Lab Medicine is proud to be a company supported by women. In fact, women are the backbone of our company…
Kidney Health - Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention
Every 24 hours, 360 new patients start dialysis treatment for kidney failure¹. Kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the United States and, in some cases, are preventable.
Understanding the Basics of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)
Cardiovascular diseases are common conditions that affect a significant number of Americans and can cause heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure.
The Basics of Thyroid Disease
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. This small gland produces very important hormones (T4, T3, and calcitonin) that are responsible for regulating many important processes in the body including...
Press Release: HNL Lab Medicine Donates $10,000 to Local Charities
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.
The Impact of Genomics on the Future of Lab Medicine
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.
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.
Local Blood Shortage - Donate Blood Today
The Value of Compassion in Lab Medicine
Oncomine NGS Myeloid Assay Now Available!
Myeloid malignancies are clonal diseases with multiple known genetic mutations. Genomic sequencing is advantageous in the classification and treatment of these diseases and can now be performed with a single test.
Avoiding Illness During the Holidays
RSV Surge Continues, Putting Infants at Risk
A Day in the Life of an HNL Lab Medicine Courier
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is responsible for the highest number of cancer deaths with an estimated 130,180 deaths each year¹.
World Diabetes Day
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma FISH Panel Now Available
Lead Exposure and its Impact on Your Health
What is lead? And what can lead poisoning do?
Breast Cancer Awareness
Statistics show that about 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. One of the most common breast cancer treatments is the surgical removal of breast tissue. This procedure is called a mastectomy. Learn more about mastectomy types.
Genetic testing for Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis (TTR) NOW AVAILABLE In-House
NGS Testing for Solid Tumors: How It Works at HNL Lab Medicine
HNL Lab Medicine to Relocate Kutztown Patient Service Center
Increasing Lab Efficiency with First-in-Country Automation Line
A Round of Applause for ACL-HZ’s Successful Installation!
Congratulations to the Hazleton Acute Care Lab, located inside Lehigh Valley Hospital – Hazleton...
Monkeypox Know the FAQs
Curious about monkeypox? HNL Lab Medicine takes a look at frequently asked questions.
Common Labeling Mishaps
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!
Proud supporter of the 4th annual StartUp Lehigh Valley pitch competition
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.”
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!
A Roadmap to Targeted Therapy in Oncology
Automation in the Clinical Laboratory
Men's Health Month
HNL Lab Medicine Artwork Contest Celebrates Healthcare Heroes
HNL Lab Medicine Expanding Diagnostic Capabilities
HNL Lab Medicine Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation From College of American Pathologists
HNL Lab Medicine Opens New Patient Service Center in Mt. Bethel, Pa.
COVID Testing Process
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.
NGS Solid Tumor Profiling
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...
Genome Sequencing: A Vital Tool Used in Identifying and Tracking New COVID-19 Variants
HNL Lab Medicine Opens New Patient Service Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
How well do you know allergies
Importance of Patient Experience
A holistic approach to patient experience necessitates attention to all area of the patients’ experiences at the...
Best Practices for Specimen Labeling
8 Tips to Avoid Increased TAT and Ensure Specimen Labeling Success.
HNL Lab Medicine Opens New Patient Service Center in Pennsburg, Pa.
The Effect of Genetics on Individual Heart Health: Early Identification of FH Variations to Optimize Treatment
Test must be ordered by a Physician.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by abnormally high blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, sometimes referred to as "bad cholesterol". This condition affects an estimated 1 in 250 people...
HNL Bringing Lab Services to New Locations
Three New Great Patient Centers are Opening Soon
HNL Lab Medicine has plans to open three new patient service centers in the beginning of 2022 to expand its services in Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties.
The Pennsburg, Bethlehem, and Mt. Bethel locations will open in early 2022, giving residents of those counties more flexible access and additional options for lab services.
A Guide to COVID-19 Testing
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Collection Sites
We have designated 14 of our 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 download 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.
Learn more about our COVID-19 Protocols
HNL Lab Medicine Employees and Local Charities Partner to Benefit Lehigh Valley Children this Holiday Season
Most of all it was an incredible source of joy for the hundreds of caring employees who participated in the company’s first onsite “angel tree” donation drive to bring cheer to Lehigh Valley area children this holiday season.
By Dec. 25, 75 local children will open their surprises – more than 1,500 gifts in total – from HNL Lab Medicine employees from around the region who purchased and prepared these gifts with that vision in mind.
“The response from our employees was overwhelming, in a wonderful way,” said Tiffani Blevins, HNL Lab Medicine executive assistant, who conceived and ran the effort.
Blood Bank Elf Shares an Important Message
HNL Lab Medicine's Sr. Medical Technologist, Katherine Fabian has been working with Duffy, the Blood Bank Elf to bring awareness to the blood shortage and encourage people to get out and donate.
PHL 17 learned about Duffy and wanted to help spread the news. Watch the Interview
Schedule A Donation Today!! All Blood Types Needed
HNL Lab Medicine Expands Executive Leadership Team; Appoints Kim Delaney First VP of Sales and Brian Fanning First VP of Patient Experience
Kim Delaney transitions from her role as director of sales to become the company’s first vice president of sales. She brings more than two decades of experience in healthcare sales and sales management to her new position.
Brian Fanning joins the organization’s executive team as its first vice president of patient experience. Fanning spent the first 10 years of his career in accounting and finance before moving into healthcare product marketing for the past 15 years.
HNL's President and CEO, Martin K. Till featured story in Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Read the Lehigh Valley Economic Development's story on HNL Lab Medicine's new President and CEO, Martin K. Till, who plans to focus on broadening the organization's reach in Life-saving Work.
By Nicole Radzievich Mertz on November 10, 2021
Source: Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) - https://lehighvalley.org
Bob Wasson retires from HNL Lab Medicine at 90
Published November 10. 2021 BY STACEY KOCH
Warren Erdmann as Chief Clinical Lab Officer
HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announces the appointment of Warren Erdmann as its first chief clinical lab officer and newest member of its executive team.
“I’m honored to join HNL Lab Medicine and look forward to continuing to work with this dedicated team committed to putting patient care front and center,” Erdmann said.
Martin K. Till, New President and CEO of HNL Lab Medicine, Starts with Strategic Plan to Accelerate Growth
HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announces the official start of Martin K. Till as president and CEO, transitioning from Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., who will retire Oct. 15 and continue in a consulting capacity for the next year.
HNL Lab Medicine Announces a New Patient Service Center in Hazleton, Pa.
HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announces the opening of a patient center at 550 West Broad Street, Hazleton, Luzerne County. Patients can access this facility Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. https://www.hnl.com/Hazleton
HNL Lab Medicine Announces New Patient Service Center Location in Gateway Plaza, Chambersburg, Pa.
Help Us, Help You!
HNL Lab Medicine is excited to share a new Billing Video we put together with our valued clients in mind.
Governor Tom Wolf honors Medical Lab Professionals Week
In honor of #MedicalLabProfessionalsWeek, Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation to recognize the vital role of Pennsylvanians in this field - whether on the front lines with patients, in the clinical lab, or across the many operations essential to diagnosing and treating people! Hear what he had to say to our #healthcareheroes:
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