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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Hina Sheikh


Co-Chief, Section of Dermatopathology

Dr. Sheikh received her MD from the Aga Khan University, Pakistan. She completed her residency in combined anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowships in Dermatopathology & Molecular Genetic Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with added board certifications in Dermatopathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology. Before joining Health Network Laboratories, Dr. Sheikh was the Director of Dermatopathology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. She has taught medical students and resident physicians at University of Pittsburgh and Temple University and has published in the area of molecular anatomic pathology.


Multifocal CNS infiltration of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the form of small-cell solid metastatic lesions. 
Imitola J, Pitt K, Peoples JL, Krynska B, Sheikh H, Kesari S, Azizi SA. J Neurooncol. 2012 Aug;109(1):213-5. doi: 10.1007/s11060-012-0869-5. Epub 2012 May 10. No abstract available. PMID: 22573347

NM-23 gene loss of heterozygosity and protein expression in high-stage laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas.
Sheikh H, Murphy J, Hunt JL. Diagn Mol Pathol. 2006 Mar;15(1):1-6. PMID: 16531762

A 42-year-old woman with a 7-month history of abdominal pain. A, endometriosis involving ileocecal junction and 2 pericolonic lymph nodes; B, intranodal benign glandular inclusions.
Sheikh HA, Krishnamurti U, Bhat Y, Rajendiran S. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Dec;129(12):e218-21. No abstract available. PMID: 16329741

Comparative mutational analysis of pulmonary scar epithelium, bronchioloalveolar carcinomas, and invasive well-differentiated pulmonary adenocarcinomas: a molecular approach to diagnostically challenging cases.
Sheikh HA, Sasatomi E, Finkelstein S, Yousem SA. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 Oct;29(10):1267-73. PMID: 16160467

Severe hemolysis resulting from D incompatibility in a case of ABO-identical liver transplant.
Fung MK, Sheikh H, Eghtesad B, Lopez-Plaza I. Transfusion. 2004 Nov;44(11):1635-9. PMID: 15504170

p63 expression in assessment of bronchioloalveolar proliferations of the lung.
Sheikh HA, Fuhrer K, Cieply K, Yousem S. Mod Pathol. 2004 Sep;17(9):1134-40. PMID: 15205681 Free Article

Molecular genotyping of medullary thyroid carcinoma can predict tumor recurrence.
Sheikh HA, Tometsko M, Niehouse L, Aldeeb D, Swalsky P, Finkelstein S, Barnes EL, Hunt JL. Am J Surg Pathol. 2004 Jan;28(1):101-6. PMID: 14707871 Related citations