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About the Tests:

Electromyography is a neurological test to help evaluate muscle and nerve function. There are two parts to this test. In all, you should be at our laboratory for approximately one and a half to two hours.

The Nerve Conduction Study:

During this portion, electrical impulses are employed to stimulate various nerves to determine how well they are working. Dr. Spokoyny, a Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, performs the nerve conduction study. Prior to the test, the skin over the area to be stimulated is cleansed with alcohol and surface electrodes are applied. Please do not use lotion on your skin before the test. When your nerves are stimulated, you will experience a mild sensation in the arm or leg being tested. Many people get used to the sensations to some degree as the testing continues.

Please note: do not apply lotions to your skin on the day of the examination.

The Electromyographic Examination:

A small pin is inserted into various muscles by Dr. Spokoyny for a detailed study of the activity of individual muscle fibers. Please feel free to ask the doctor questions at any time during the test. The doctor will tell you how to obtain your test results.

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