EMG and NCV Laboratory
is a specialty Laboratory dedicated to the investigation of diseases of
nerves and muscles. The
test consists of 2 parts: NCV (Nerve conduction study) and Needle EMG
Conditions commonly evaluated include:
Compression or entrapment neuropathies (Carpal Tunnel, Ulnar
Myasthenia Gravis and other diseases of the neuromuscular junction
performed by UTMB faculty:
Dr. Elena Shanina, MD, PhD
Dr. Robert Glenn Smith, MD, PhD
technician Monique Garcia performs NCVs.
What diagnostic tests are available?
Repetitive stimulation test for neuromuscular transmission disorders
Limited autonomic function testing and other special studies.
and training are integral parts of the EMG Lab teaching activities.
Rotating residents obtain training in the performance and interpretation
of NCVs and EMGs. Medical students interested in Neurology have an
opportunity to observe NCV/EMG studies during their rotations.
are typically referred by their physicians. Specialists in neurology,
neurosurgery, plastic and orthopedic surgery, internal medicine and
family practice most commonly submit referrals for testing. We also
accept patients for second opinions.
number for scheduling patients is (409) 370-0002. Fax (281) 993-9756 to
attention of Monique Garcia.
Update: August, 2011
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