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Nerve conduction studies and EMG are used to diagnose peripheral neuropathy. A nerve conduction study measures how quickly an electrical impulse moves through your nerve. During the test, a consultant or physiologist will place small metal wires called electrodes on your skin, which release tiny electric shocks to stimulate your nerves. The speed and strength of the nerve signal is then measured and reported.
Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve's stimulation of the muscle. Our clinicians carry out the test to detect neuromuscular abnormalities. During the test, one or more small needles (also called electrodes) are inserted through the skin into the muscle.