HNL News

June 29, 2022

Automation in the Clinical Laboratory

Clinical laboratory automation is essential to deliver high quality results in the most cost effective and efficient way.  Automation requires minimal operator intervention and helps to increase productivity, tracking of specimens within the laboratory, decreased turnaround times, improvements in specimen handling, improved laboratory safety, and minimizes errors.
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June 17, 2022

LYME Disease

As you continue to spend more time outside enjoying the weather, you’ll be sharing your space with some critters you’ll want to be aware of. Deer ticks can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, which can have a critical impact on your health if untreated.
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June 15, 2022

Men's Health Month

In 1994, Congress designated the month of June as Men's Health Month to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
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June 10, 2022

LGBTQ Pledge

HNL Lab Medicine believes the diversity of our workforce makes us stronger. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to attract, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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June 09, 2022

HNL Lab Medicine Artwork Contest Celebrates Healthcare Heroes

Throughout the month of May, HNL Lab Medicine, a regional leader in high-quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announced an artwork contest for children in grades K-8. The goal of this contest was to promote awareness of the healthcare field, encourage creativity, and include a valuable connection to the community in each of HNL’s patient service centers.
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Haider Asad


Chief, Section of Gynecologic Pathology, Surgical Pathologist/Dermatopathologist

Dr. Asad received his MD from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan. He did his residency in anatomic/ clinical pathology at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He then completed three fellowships: oncologic pathology and gynecologic pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, and dermatopathology at Duke University Medical Center. He is triple boarded in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He has published in the areas of oncologic pathology, gynecologic pathology and dermatopathology and has presented his research at national meetings. His expertise is in diagnosing oncologic, gynecologic and skin specimens. Dr. Haider Asad is a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of South Florida (USF), Morsani College of Medicine.


Histopathologic prognostic factors in stage I leiomyosarcoma of the uterus: a detailed analysis of 27 cases.
Wang WL, Soslow R, Hensley M, Asad H, Zannoni GF, de Nictolis M, Branton P, Muzikansky A, Oliva E. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Apr;35(4):522-9. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31820ca624. PMID: 21383611

A limited panel of immunomarkers can reliably distinguish between clear cell and high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary.
Köbel M, Kalloger SE, Carrick J, Huntsman D, Asad H, Oliva E, Ewanowich CA, Soslow RA, Gilks CB. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Jan;33(1):14-21. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3181788546. PMID: 18830127

Variants in hormone biosynthesis genes and risk of endometrial cancer.
Olson SH, Orlow I, Bayuga S, Sima C, Bandera EV, Pulick K, Faulkner S, Tommasi D, Egan D, Roy P, Wilcox H, Asya A, Modica I, Asad H, Soslow R, Zauber AG. Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Nov;19(9):955-63. doi: 10.1007/s10552-008-9160-7. Epub 2008 Apr 25. PMID: 18437511
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Tactile-like corpuscles in gastric mucosa: a case report.
Salim S, Liu B, Mahmoodi M, Asad H, Hou SJ. World J Surg Oncol. 2006 Jul 5;4:39. PMID: 16822307
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Anti-cytokeratin 20 staining of Merkel cells helps differentiate basaloid proliferations overlying dermatofibromas from basal cell carcinoma.
Mahmoodi M, Asad H, Salim S, Kantor G, Minimo C. J Cutan Pathol. 2005 Aug;32(7):491-5. PMID: 16008693

Renal siderosis in donor allograft: pathologic and clinical sequelae.
Salim S, Asad H, Kumar MS, Brezin J, Heifets M, Fyfe B. Am J Transplant. 2004 Oct;4(10):1717-9. PMID: 15367231