Home Lab Partners

                       Your on-site friendly
                        connection to the lab.

Welcome to Home Lab Partners in association with IHLC

Our Goal Is To Provide Quality Service With Compassion And Commitment To Those We Serve!.

Home Health, Laboratory and RN/LPN Foot Care Services

In-Home Lab Connection is a Medicare certified Minnesota Class A Licensed, Home Health Care Agency

Our Pledge

Provide dignified, compassionate and respectful services to clients while ensuring their privacy.

Facilitate a partnership with other home care agencies, clinics, hospitals and laboratories to enhance the continuity of care that our clients receive.

Promote independence and autonomy among our clients to the extent that is feasible and to the level the client desires.

About Us

IHLC is staffed by experienced, highly skilled health-care professionals who have demonstrated advanced skills and sensitivity to the needs of the home-bound client.

IHLC is owned by Barbara Drealan, a Certified Medical Technologist who has more than 30 years of direct laboratory experience including directing the special hematology lab at a major medical center.



Also owned and operated by Kathy Valusek a Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner who has more than 30 years of experience in home care and direct healthcare of geriatric patients.   Kathy is currently the managing partner and can be reached at 952-842-9000                             


Our History

IHLC was established in 2002 in response to the growing need for laboratory services in the home and long-term care facilities, to reduce the need for trips to the clinic/hospital for simple blood draws.  Upon request of the health care community IHLC expanded services to include skilled nursing services in 2006.  It is an IHLC promise that the quality and gentle care, which are hallmarks of the services we provide, will never change.  Every individual who IHLC has the opportunity to serve is a cherished and honored friend and we are grateful for their trust.

IHLC or Home Lab Partners

Which one should you call?

Both companies are managed out of the same office and staffed by the same people…. so why two companies?

In order to meet the varying home care needs of the individuals that we serve – we have evolved into two distinct companies.  

Home Lab Partners – is a Class A Licensed Home Health Agency that provides skilled and unskilled home care.  Services are covered through private-pay or sometimes through insurance.  In addition there is a division of Home Lab Partners that is managed by RNs who provide foot care services.  Lab specimens are collected in the residence of the patient whenever necessary by skilled laboratory technicians.

IHLC – is a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency and its services are limited to those who need skilled nursing care or physical therapy in their home.  This service is generally covered by Medicare or other insurance but also has restrictions regarding how long and how often services can be provided. When an individual is no longer eligible for services through Medicare of the insurance company, Home Lab Partners is available to take over in whatever capacity is required or desired.