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    Nerve Conduction Studies

    Nerve Conduction Study Test: Patient Instructions

    Hello, my name is Malavika, and I am the Neuro technician at Seha Emirates Hospital which is located at Al Nahyan Camp Area, Abu Dhabi, 42528, United Arab Emirates. If your Physician requests that you or your family member have a nerve test, I want to prepare you for the procedure and arrange appointments for the Nerve test also answer questions, and allay any fears you may have. If you are consulting with a doctor here, we make a report in one day once the physician is reviewed and if you’re sent by the physician outside the clinic/ hospital, the report will be mailed to the referring doctor in 1-2 days after the test.

    What is an NCS Test?

    A nerve conduction study (NCS), another part of an EMG, uses electrodes taped to the skin to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points. Nerve test can be done for the following;

    • Guillain-Barré syndrome. A condition in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
    • Herniated disk disease
    • Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy and neuropathy
    • Sciatic nerve problems

    How to prepare for your NCS test

    • Wear clothes that allow easy access to the tops of your arms and legs otherwise you may need to change into a hospital gown
    • Do not wear too much jewelry as you may need to remove it all for the test
    • Continue to take any medicines as usual
    • Try and make sure your hands and feet are warm for the test
    • Do not apply creams or ointments on the day of the test as they can make it difficult to get a good reading

    During the tests

    • The test takes 30mins -1 ½ hours depending on the problem being investigated

    During nerve conduction study. This is what happens:

    1. Pads or rings will be placed on your skin
    2. you will feel a tingling or tapping sensation from the pads/ rings
    3. The response of your nerve is then recorded from a pad placed further along the nerve
    4. Different nerves are tested to compare and see which, if any, are affected

    What do I feel during the test?

    • The test may be slightly uncomfortable but are usually easily tolerated

    After the tests :

    • After the test, you will be able to go back to your normal activities

    Please report to reception 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are going to be late due to traffic, road conditions, etc., please call +971 2 44 38 999 to let us know or rebook if necessary and also you can contact this no for booking Nerve conduction study appointments