A collection of culminating projects from graduate students in the Master of Science Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at Dominican University of California.


Theses/Capstones from 2018

Detection and Identification of Gastrointestinal Pathogens in Clinical Samples: Comparison Between two Laboratory Developed Multiplex Real-Time PCR Platforms, Geybi Ariana Garibay


Determination of the Feasibility of Using Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA) in the Q-Clamp KRAS Codon Specific Mutation Test, Manuel Garcia


Different Methodologies to Characterize and Diagnose Sickle Cell Disease in Both Developed and Developing Nations, Mohammed AlHarbi

Failure Mode Effects Analysis of Auto-verification in the Clinical Laboratory, Kalev Golubjatnikov


Implementation Plan to Integrate the Nanosphere Verigene Assay in a High-volume Reference Laboratory and the Anticipated Workflow Benefits to Adopting Rapid Blood Culture Testing, Sofia Nazar

Instrumentation Acquisition: Do the Numbers Justify the Purchase?, My Tran

Method Verification of Cepheid Xpert Xpress Flu Assay by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Artemio Dalmaceda

New Clinical Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and the Benefits of Implementing a Primary High-risk Human Papillomavirus Test in a High Volume Reference Laboratory, Dani Rose Ortaleza


Optimization of BRAF V600 Assay as A 2-Step Real-time PCR Protocol, Mimi Phuong


POCT Testing and Importance of Operator Lock-out, Nuha Fadlalla


Qualify Microplate Reader’s Specification and Establish the Acceptance Criteria for Modified PicoGreen Kit in Measuring cell-free DNA Concentration in Clinical Laboratory, Huy T. Quach

Reducing Turnaround Time of Clinical Laboratory Analysis Through Use of Efficient Blood Collection Techniques, Socorro Buni


Specimen Accountability Process Change in a Non-Automated Consolidated Microbiology Laboratory, Michael Monh

Validation of TEG5000 Functional Fibrinogen Reagent as Abnormal Quality Control Material for TEG 6s PlateletMapping, Angeli Rose

Theses/Capstones from 2017

Development of a Quality Management System (QMS) in Conformance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485:2016 Focusing on Sections 4 and 5 by Utilizing Technical Project Management Techniques for CDG Biotech Corporation, Martin Mach

Evaluation and Clinical Implications of Biomarkers of Electronic Cigarette Use, Lee Besana

Implementation and Cost Analysis of Performing Molecular Assays using FFPE Tissue Blocks in the Clinical Laboratory at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Donna Comandante

Strategies for Achieving Compliance: Laboratory Developed Software, Christine Aquino

Theses/Capstones from 2016

Implementation of a Clinical Laboratory Science Internship Program at Dominican University of California, Barbara Albonico