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Electromyography (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Studies (NC)

An EMG records the electrical response of specific muscles. A nerve conduction study (NC) records how fast messages travel along the nerves in the arms and legs.
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The tests

Both tests are usually done together with the NC being done first.

Most children are sedated for this test as it is very important  for them to lie still. See the instructions for sedation

Sleep deprivation is not necessary for these tests.

Please wear loose clothing or bring shorts and a t-shirt to change into.


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