All NCS testing is BULKBILLED
What is a nerve conduction study (NCS)?
A nerve conduction study is a non-invasive and safe procedure that measures the length of time a nerve impulse takes to travel along the nerve. If there is damage, disease or compression of the nerve the signal recorded will be slow. Electrodes are placed on the skin and a safe, yet small electrical impulse is used to stimulate the nerve. The impulses feel like a brief sharp tapping feeling that may cause mild discomfort.
Please wear loose clothing and do not put any creams on your skin.
The test takes about 45 minutes - 1 hour to perform the nerve conduction study.
Why is a NCS performed?
By measuring the nerve potentials, the neurophysiologist can diagnosis conditions such as nerve entrapments caused by compression of the nerves (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and nerve damage.
Are there any risks having a NCS?
Whilst you may feel some discomfort during the nerve conduction studies, there are no post procedure complication.
Pacemaker/Electrical devices – Please let us know if you have a pacemaker so that we can avoid testing too close to your pacemaker or any other electrical device.
What happens after the test?
The neurologist will briefly see you to explain how your test results may relate to your symptoms. This is not a formal consultation and a copy of the report will be sent to your referring doctor within 10 workings days of the test.