Special Procedures Laboratory (SPL)

Medical Director: Adrienne C. Jordan, MD

About the Special Procedures Laboratory:

The Special Procedures Laboratory (SPL) is a specialty consulting lab that performs immunohistochemistry (IHC) and other highly specialized stains on both formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) and frozen tissues, as well as handling and processing of other esoteric anatomic pathology specimens, such as fresh muscle and nerve biopsies. The SPL has proven expertise in performing numerous histochemical and special stains (IHC, ISH, IF).

The SPL is recognized for its diagnostic accuracy and acclaimed for its extensive offering of testing capabilities which include:

  • Immunohistochemistry (over 170 antibodies)
  • In-situ hybridization (EBER, kappa and lambda)
  • Nerve biopsy (fresh) (specimen collection protocol)
  • Muscle biopsy (fresh) (specimen collection protocol)
  • Special stains for organisms and neurological diseases
  • Enzyme histochemistry (muscle)
  • IHC for micro-organisms
  • Multiplex Staining
  • Dual Staining (IHC) capabilities
  • Research on human and animal tissue

       Clinical Requisition Form
       Muscle/Nerve Requisition Form       
       Interdepartmental Permission Form


For more information, please contact:

General inquiries
Office: (502) 852-5519
Fax: (502) 852-1171
Email: splab@louisville.edu

Billing inquiries
Office: (502) 852-1174
Fax: (502) 852-2145

Mailing Address:
Special Procedures Laboratory
511 South Floyd Street
MDR Building Room 213
Louisville, KY 40202

Laboratory team:

Manager:
Melissa Peak, BS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC, QLS

Histotechnologist Specialist, Senior:
Denise (Dinny) Kelley, BS, HT(ASCP), QIHC
Jaime Carver, BS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC

Clinical Laboratory Assistant: Ron Bolton
Administrative Assistant: Debbie Bauer

 

Administrative support:

Executive Director: Timothy F. Travis, Jr, MBA-HCM, LNHA
Business Administrator: Timothy Stolt, MBA
Billing Coordinator: Shannon Johnson, CPC


Consultants:

Samer Z. Al-Quran, MD
Professor
Hematopathology

Harpreet Chopra,MD
Assistant Professor
Surgical Pathology

Mustafa Al-Kawaaz, MD
Assistant Professor
Hematopathology
Molecular Genetic Pathology

Dibson Gondim, MD
Assistant Professor Neuropathology
Genitourinary
Gastrointestinal and Liver
Informatics

Eyas M. Hattab, MD, MBA
AJ Miller Chair and Professor
Neuropathology

Adrienne C. Jordan, MD 
Assistant Professor
Dermatopathology and Head and Neck Pathology

Nemencio Ronquillo, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Professor
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Liver Pathology


Mary Ann Sanders, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Breast Pathology
Cytopathology

Ziyan Salih, MD
Associate Professor
Surgical Pathology
Cytopathology