HNL Lab Medicine has purchased a new fleet of vehicles to provide lab services to patients at home through its HNL @Home program.
“Mobile phlebotomy is an invaluable service for many patients,” said 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.”
HNL Lab Medicine’s new mobile phlebotomy vehicles are equipped with all 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.”
Through HNL @Home, high-risk patients with concerns about circulating flus or COVID-19 can avoid potential virus exposures. Fanning said all phlebotomists are up to date on both COVID-19 and flu vaccines.
For medically homebound patients, HNL @Home–Homebound allows their provider to easily schedule an at home visit.
Fanning said lab work done through HNL @Home is processed as quickly as they would be at a Patient Service Center.