Three OU center workers to have blood tested

Thursday, December 2nd 2004, 9:23 am
By: News On 6

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) _ Officials say three University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center employees will have blood drawn this week as part of an investigation into allegations of deception in a Tar Creek study.

Field supervisor Chuck Wade of Miami and phlebotomists Joy Bryant and Diana Layman, both of Fairland, will voluntarily submit blood samples. The Dean of OU's College of Public Health -- Doctor Gary Raskob -- says those samples will then be tested against children's blood samples that have already been drawn.

Raskob says the investigation is to help determine if Wade drew blood from either Bryant or Layman so their samples could be passed off as a child's blood sample.

Three former employees reported seeing empty vials leaving a child's home and then showing up full at a project site in Miami.