This test measures the conduction of the nerves throughout the body. It is very similar to the way electricity travels throughout your house. When a stimulus is activated at one site, this test determines how long it takes to travel to another location such as making a muscle contract. It would be similar to turning on a light switch and measuring the time it takes for the light bulb to come on. This test is called electromyoneurography and studies the nerves.
PREPARATION FOR TEST
No preparation or fasting is necessary.
No evidence of peripheral nerve injury or disease (conduction velocity is usually lower in the elderly).
Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.
MEANING OF TEST
Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests if necessary.
OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS
It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.