Blood Tests

A senior technician holds collected blood samples. (credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

More DPS Workers Testing Blood To Ease Backlog

The Texas Department of Public Safety has reassigned about 15 crime lab workers to blood testing to help trim a backlog in drunken driving cases.

12/07/2012

A woman walks the white line during a field sobriety test. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘No Refusal’ DWI Program Expanded To Thanksgiving

Tarrant County announced on Tuesday a $300,430 grant that will allow the county to expand its “No Refusal” program from two holidays to seven, including Thanksgiving.

11/21/2012

File photograph of the feet of a newborn. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

New Immunodeficiency Test For Texas Newborns

Newborns in Texas will soon be screened for another potentially fatal disease. The condition is called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.

05/03/2012

A man is given a field sobriety test after he was stopped by police officers. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

North Texas Law Enforcement Kicking Up Anti-Drunk Driving Efforts

It’s the time of year when police have to deal with more tipsy drivers so, law enforcement agencies across North Texas are stepping up drunk driving enforcement, beginning this week.

11/21/2011

A lab assistant holds a unit of blood. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

FDA Clears Blood Thinner For Irregular Heart Beat

More than 2 million new U.S. patients will be eligible to receive a next-generation blood thinner drug called Xarelto, after the Food and Drug Administration approved the medication to treat a common heart problem that can lead to stroke.

11/04/2011

Lasers are precisely pinpointed on a patient with prostate cancer at a radiation oncology center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Panel Advises Against Prostate Cancer Screening

No major medical group recommends routine PSA blood tests to check men for prostate cancer, and now a government panel is saying they do more harm than good.

10/07/2011

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Blood Test Results Anger Some Frisco Residents

Frisco residents gave state health officials an earful during a town hall meeting, where the results of more than 600 blood tests were released.

08/30/2011