How is the patient prepared for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies?

Updated: Aug 20, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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EMG and nerve conduction studies are routine studies done in a physician’s office or ambulatory clinic. No special preparation is necessary except that patients should refrain from using any skin lotions prior to the test.

Patients should be thoroughly evaluated to plan the study. The procedure should be explained to the patient prior to commencing the study.


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