Nerve Conduction Service
**(CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE, REFERRED TO NEUROLOGY)
- By appointment – Every other Monday
- Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is a test to see how fast electrical signals move through a nerve. This test is used to diagnose nerve damage or destruction. Occasionally, the test may be used to evaluate diseases of nerve or muscle, including diabetic neuropathy, myopathic disorders, and other nerve related disorders that may be referable to spine or peripheral nerves
- Patches called surface electrodes, similar to those used for ECGs, are placed on the skin over nerves at various locations. Each patch gives off a very mild electrical impulse, which stimulates the nerve. The nerve’s resulting electrical activity is recorded by the other electrodes. The distance between electrodes and the time it takes for electrical impulses to travel between electrodes are used to determine the speed of the nerve signals.