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Finger nail drug testing – how does it work?

Finger nail drug testing is a highly accurate way to detect drugs and alcohol in a person’s system over a lengthy period of time. Unlike a urine drug screen which can only go back several days, a fingernail drug test can capture the history of drugs and alcohol abuse...

Did you know…what’s a window of detection?

In the case of a drug test, the window of detection refers to how long the drug is present in the person above the cut-off level, usually express as ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter). The window of detection can vary in two ways:  First, it varies based on the type of...

Fentanyl Use on Rise in Massachusetts

In the first nine months of 2016, there were over 1,000 opioid-related deaths in the Bay State. Surprisingly, about 74% of those cases tested positive for Fentanyl, a highly addictive narcotic that’s 50 – 100 times more potent than morphine. According to...

What You Need to Know About Oral Fluid Drug Testing

Lab based oral fluid testing is a great option for employers who want to see what’s in the employees system at the time of the collection.  While drugs take more time to pass through the system using a urine based test, lab based oral fluid tests will detect drugs...

Top 10 Tips to Prep for DOT Physical

Whether it’s your first time or for a renewal, getting your FMCSA medical card can be an intimidating process. Here are 10 tips to be prepared: Cut back on the energy drinks or caffeine Get a good night’s rest Make sure to take any prescription medication...

Now Offering DOT Physicals

ARCpoint Labs of Woburn is pleased to announce that we will be offering DOT physicals as of August 1, 2016.  Don’t let your medical card expire.  Physicals are available on an appointment basis, so call 781-460-6020 to schedule yours today.

FMCSA Orders Shut Down of Massachusetts Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) ordered the shut down of Lowell-based Golden Eagle Delivery effective June 9, 2016. The investigation, which started in April of this year, cited several safety violations including: * Failing to ensure that its...

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