Evoked Potential Studies

This is a test that focuses on the changes in the activity of the brain waves that occur from stimulating the sensory pathway. The sensory pathway is the pathway from the area of sensation to the brain from the part of your body receiving sensations. An example of this would be the fingers touching hot or cold and then how the brain responds to this.

PREPARATION FOR TEST

  • No preparation or fasting is necessary.

  • Shampoo your hair before the test in order to insure a more accurate reading of the test.

NORMAL FINDINGS

No neural conduction delay.

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.