Special Procedures Laboratory (SPL)

Medical Director: 

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 microorganisms
  • Multiplex staining

      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:

Melissa Peak, MSHA, HTL(ASCP), QIHC, QLS

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

Clinical Laboratory Assistant: Ron Bolton

Administrative Support:

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

Consulting pathologists:

Samer Z. Al-Quran, MD

Harpreet Chopra, MD
Assistant Professor
Surgical Pathology

Alaleh Esmaeili Shandiz, MD
Assistant Professor
GI/Liver Pathology

Faysal Fedda, MD
Transfusion Medicine

Mustafa Al-Kawaaz, MD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Genetic Pathology

Dibson Dibe Gondim, MD
Assistant Professor
Gastrointestinal and Liver

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

Mohammad N. Nazek, MD
Associate Professor

Ziyan Salih, MD
Associate Professor
Surgical Pathology

Kristina Wakeman, MD
Assistant Professor
Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology