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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HNL News

January 11, 2023

HNL @Home is a service provided by HNL Lab Medicine that brings phlebotomy right to your doorstep. Patients can enjoy the comfort and convenience of getting lab tests directly in their own homes.

Simply schedule your appointment, and a certified phlebotomist will arrive in one of our new HNL-branded vehicles to perform your lab work.  
 

Who can benefit from HNL @Home? 

Through HNL @Home, high-risk patients with concerns about circulating flus or COVID-19 can avoid potential virus exposures. Though HNL Lab Medicine Patient Service Centers have a strict policy requesting that symptomatic patients visit a health center, rather than a PSC, other health facilities do not have the same guidelines.

All of our phlebotomists are up to date on both COVID-19 and flu vaccines. Whether you need to avoid exposure during high-risk times of the year, or simply want a convenient way to cross lab work off of your to do list, our HNL @Home–Concierge service checks the box. 

For medically homebound patients, HNL @Home–Homebound allows their provider to easily schedule an at home visit and take advantage of the fast, friendly service that HNL Lab Medicine is known for.

If you have a medically homebound family member, talk to their provider about our HNL @Home–Homebound option. 

Mobile phlebotomy is an invaluable service for many patients,” commented Brian Fanning, Vice President of Patient Experience. “For patients who are unable to travel or who lack transportation, our skilled phlebotomists make a real difference in their care. We are able to help these patients complete their necessary lab work. Patients can continue to monitor their health and make their wellness a priority thanks to HNL @Home.”  


When is the HNL @Home service available? 

Don’t let time constraints prevent you from obtaining your necessary lab work! The HNL @Home–Concierge service is available every day of the week.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon on weekends. HNL @Home operates in many Pennsylvania counties, including Lehigh, Berks, Northampton, and Schuylkill, among others.  


Our New HNL @Home Fleet 

HNL Lab Medicine purchased a fleet of new mobile phlebotomy vehicles that are equipped with all of the supplies needed to collect various types of samples, including blood, saliva, and urine samples.  

We do about 200-250 mobile requests each day,” said Fanning. “The new vehicles have better equipment, improved reliability, and have excellent mileage. HNL Lab Medicine is really investing in patient wellness and technology. We are proud to offer this upgraded service to all patients who need it, no matter the reason.” 

 

How to participate in HNL @Home  

Appointments can be requested easily online through our website. After an HNL Lab Medicine phlebotomy team member confirms the appointment, patients can then prepare for the phlebotomist to arrive at the scheduled time. All patients are eligible to use the service.  

The HNL @Home–Concierge service is eligible for all patients with a nominal $25 service fee.  

Providers have the option to schedule their medically homebound patients through HNL @Home–Homebound and they are exempt from the service fee.  

For all HNL Lab Medicine lab work, results are processed promptly and accurately and can be viewed in MyHNLAccess. There is no delay when using HNL @Home. Test results are processed just as quickly as they would be at a Patient Service Center!  

 

HNL @Home - Concierge 

Service Area: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties 

Website: https://www.hnl.com/at-home 

Hours of Operation: Monday‐Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to noon.