EMG/NCS (Electromyography /Nerve Conduction)

What are EMG/NCS tests?

EMG ( Electromyography ) is a test used to measure the electrical activity of the muscles of a patient. A tiny needle is inserted into a few muscles to record electrical activity. NCS measures the intensity and the speed of the electrical signals that travel along the nerves, in addition to the reaction time for a response to these signals. This requires two electrodes to be placed on the skin, and measurements will be taken as an electrical current travels the nerve between them. Patients who require an EMG/NCS generally need a diagnosis relating to some sort of neuromuscular disorder.

When is this test conducted?

This test will help find the cause of a variety of conditions relating to muscles, such as paralysis, pain, spasms and weakness. Results can also help to pinpoint the location of the problem, whether it is in the muscles themselves or is originating from the spinal cord or nerves. Our physicians performing the tests are all Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology which is a minimum requirement to ensure high competence.

Lawrenceville Neurology Center received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) in September of 2012. We are very proud that we are the second EMG/NCS Laboratory in the state of New Jersey to achieve Accreditation by the AANEM.

Lawrenceville Neurology Center has demonstrated clinical excellence in electrodiagnostic medicine and has confirmed our commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare.

Dr. Rao