NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity) Test

Another test often performed measures nerve conduction velocity (NCV).  This test measures how fast signals travel from one part of a nerve to another. The nerve signals are measured with surface electrodes (similar to those used for an electrocardiogram).  During this test, electrical impulses are sent down the nerves of the arms and legs. By measuring the speed of these impulses with electrodes placed on the skin, the doctor can determine whether the nerves are functioning normally. This test is also uncomfortable.

Courtesy: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

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