Some tests require children to be sleep-deprived or sedated.
Follow the appropriate preparation instructions for the type of EEG test.
Do not be late for your appointment. It is very important to be on time! Please try to arrive 30 minutes before the test to find parking and register at Patient Registration in the main lobby. Being late for your appointment cuts into your child's testing time.
If you have a 7:00 a.m. appointment or are late for your appointment, go directly to the EEG Department.
If sleep was necessary, the EEG will need to be repeated. It is entirely up to the referring doctor.
The entire appointment will last approximately 60-90 minutes.
No, the technologist cannot give you the result. A copy of the report will be sent to the referring doctor who will then give you the result.
Generally, we find that children cooperate better without a parent in the room. However, for most tests, you can request to stay. Remember that most children take cues from their parents. If you are feeling anxious or upset, then your child probably will too.
No. Even babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have this test done.
No. Children can and do have many, many EEGs.