Nerve Conduction Testing

Nerve Conduction Testing

Why Perform Nerve Conduction Testing?
Nerve conduction Velocity (NCV) is a test to see the rate of electrical signals move through a nerve.  The test is used to diagnose nerve damage or destruction of the nerve.

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Testing can help identify or evaluate the following:
  • Radiating Pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Myelopathies
  • Neuropathies
  • Sensory Loss
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
Nerve damage or destruction can result in:
  • Axonopathy
  • Conduction Block
  • Demyelenation
Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD)
In addition to NCV testing, your practice may qualify for Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) testing.  ENFD testing a highly sensitive, skin biopsy, used to identify Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN).  SFN is a disorder of the peripheral nerves that affect somatic fibers, automatic fibers, or both, resulting gin sensory changes and or autonomic dysfunction when both types of fibers are involved.  ENFD testing is the most reliable tool and considered the “Gold Standard for Testing” when diagnosing SFN.  ENFD testing provides a definitive diagnosis, which assists the provider in treating and monitoring the prescribed regimen.
Patients presenting with pain, numbness, and paresthesia, are approbate for ENFD testing.  Patients with diabetes mellitus, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, fibromyalgia autoimmune disease, alcohol abuse, and idiopathic neuropathy are candidates, based on their presenting symptomatology.  We provide an assessment survey to assist in the screening process to help identify appropriate patients for the skin punch biopsy.
Managing the Program
  • MedX provides an ancillary revenue opportunity to the physician’s office.
  • No investment in equipment, which typically runs around 150K
  • No staffing or liability issues
  • Patients get tested much quicker
  • Ancillary billing opportunities for the physician office
  • Accepted Insurances: Commercial, workers’ compensation, and auto injuries (PIP)
  • Ongoing Consulting
MedX Sales will manage your NCV Testing Program and provide reports needed to stay organized.  Incorporating NCV Testing will improve the financial performance of your medical practice and patient outcomes.

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