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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Kirsten S.W. Bellucci


Co-Chief, Section of Dermatopathology

Dr. Bellucci received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency with a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. She completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at the Harvard University Hospital System, a combined program that included training at Massachusetts General Hospital under Dr. Martin C. Mihm, Brigham & Women’s Hospital under Dr. George F. Murphy, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center under Dr. Steven R. Tahan. Dr. Bellucci is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and is also board certified in Dermatopathology. She has taught medical students and resident physicians at the University of Pennsylvania, resident physicians at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, and has published in the field of dermatopathology. Dr. Kirsten Bellucci is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of South Florida (USF), Morsani College of Medicine.


Malignant neurocristic hamartoma: a tumor distinct from conventional melanoma and malignant blue nevus. Linskey KR, Dias-Santagata D, Nazarian RM, Le LP, Lam Q, Bellucci KS, Robinson-Bostom L, Mihm MC Jr, Hoang MP. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Oct;35(10):1570-7. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31822389b7. PMID: 21934481

Anabolic steroids causing growth of benign tumors: androgen receptor in angiolipomas.
Syed SP, Brooks DG, Haupt HM, Bellucci K, Martin AM, Podolski V, Brooks JJ. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Nov;57(5):899-900. No abstract available. PMID: 17939941

Tender erythema of the left lower extremity. Disseminated Aspergillus fumigatus infection with concurrent active cytomegalovirus infection (CMV).
Szyfelbein K, Lin JY, Bellucci KS, Williams JM. Arch Dermatol. 2007 Apr;143(4):535-40. No abstract available. PMID: 17438191

Podoplanin is a highly sensitive and specific marker to distinguish primary skin adnexal carcinomas from adenocarcinomas metastatic to skin.
Liang H, Wu H, Giorgadze TA, Sariya D, Bellucci KS, Veerappan R, Liegl B, Acs G, Elenitsas R, Shukla S, Youngberg GA, Coogan PS, Pasha T, Zhang PJ, Xu X. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 Feb;31(2):304-10. PMID: 17255777

Erythematous papular rash on the upper back area. Caterpillar dermatitis, or erucism.
Williams CM, Bellucci KS, Liu V, Levins P. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Nov;142(11):1501-6. No abstract available. PMID: 17116846

Cellular nodules in congenital pattern nevi.
Xu X, Bellucci KS, Elenitsas R, Elder DE. J Cutan Pathol. 2004 Feb;31(2):153-9. PMID: 14690460