What is a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test?
A. A NCV is a quantitative diagnostic study that can definitively determine motor and/or sensory nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system. This is a non-invasive procedure that is relatively painless that utilizes an electrical stimulator on the skin, making it comparatively pain free to a needle EMG. The stimulator sends a short electrical impulse along the involved nerve pathway that is recorded for the individual nerves respective velocity. All NCV testing is done by Neurolink’s highly qualified Board Certified or Board Eligible technicians utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and requires only an electrical outlet and a patient examining table.