State-of-the-art Neurology Lab
Comprehensive Neurodiagnostic Testing Services
Our state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic lab is used to conduct diagnostic tests on patients believed to have neurological conditions such as altered mental status, seizures, stroke, dementia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
Tests performed at the Wooster Community Hospital’s neurodiagnostic lab include:
- EEG – An electroencephalogram (EEG) records electrical activity in the brain via small electrodes affixed to the skin of the scalp. This test can be done three ways: routine, sleep-deprived, or as a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour home EEG. Common conditions that warrant an EEG include altered mental status, syncope (fainting), seizure, stroke, and dementia.
- Nerve Conduction Studies – Nerve conduction studies are typically used for the evaluation of numbness, tingling, burning, and/or weakness in the arms or legs. The type of study performed will depend on a patient’s symptoms. Common conditions that warrant an NCS include neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, or radiculopathy (nerve root disorder or disease).
- EMG – An electromyogram (EMG) is used to record and evaluate muscle response to nerve stimulation. During the test, small needles are inserted into the muscle and can register the electrical activity produced by muscles at rest, in slight contraction, and during forceful contractions. An EMG is used to look for any neuromuscular abnormalities.
Neurodiagnostic testing services at WCH are performed by registered technologists and neurologists. All tests require a physician’s order.
For more information about our neurodiagnostic testing services at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio, call (330) 263-8268.