Special Procedures Laboratory (SPL)

Special Procedures Laboratory (SPL)

Medical Director: Adrienne C. Jordan, M.D.


Samer Z. Al-Quran, MD

Houda Alatassi, MD
Associate Professor
Urologic Pathology

Mustafa Al-Kawaaz, MD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Genetic Pathology

Mostafa Fraig, MD, MBA
Surgical and Pulmonary Pathology

Dibson Gondim, MDAssistant. Professor
Gastrointestinal and Liver

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

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

Mary Ann Sanders, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Breast Pathology


Laboratory Support:

Histotechnologist Specialist, Senior:
Denise Kelley, BS, HT(ASCP), QIHC
Melissa Peak, BS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC

Clinical Laboratory Assistant: Ron Bolton


Administrative Support:

Business Administrator: Timoth Stolt
Billing Coordinator: Shannon Johnson
Administrative Support: Debi Bauer


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
  • Dual Staining (IHC) capabilities
  • Research on human and animal tissue

       Clinical Requisition Form
       Muscle/Nerve Requisition Form
       Research 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