A doctor will order this test for the following reasons:
Focal Nerve Compression such as Carpal tunnel syndrome
Radiculopathies (Nerve Root Compression)
Anterior Horn Cell Disorders
Neuro Muscular Junction Disorders (e.g Mayasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lanbert Myasthenic Syndrome)
EEG Helps diagnose?
Before the test
You do not need to fast and can have a light meal.
Do not apply any cream, oil, lotion or moisturiser on your body.
Wear loose-fitting clothing as this will allow your hands and legs to be examined easily.
For EEG do not apply lotion, cream or gel on your head
During the test
Under supervision of consultant neurophysiology.
You may experience some discomfort when the electric current passes through your nerves.
The procedure will take about 30 minutes.
For EEG at times you may be asked to open and close your eyes, and breathe rapidly for a few minutes.
Is the test safe?
The test is generally safe and there are no side effects.
When will I know the results?
Four hour turn around time (TAT) for your results.
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