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Posted by Melanie
on January 27, 2000 at 02:13:55:
In Reply to: EMG and diagnosis posted by Robin on January 23, 2000 at 20:03:38:
: Hi- I'm going to be having an EMG to help diagnose peripheral neuropathy. Can anyone tell me if the test gives a conclusive answer and what is the test like? Thanks!
Depending on the skill level of the technician who is performing the EMG, you can get "false negative" results. However, according to my orthopedic surgeon, you cannot get a "false positive". So, to answer your question, if the results of your EMG indicate positive denervation the result is conclusive. The test itself is slightly uncomfortable. Accupuncture type needles are inserted into the skin in the area of the nerve(s) that are to be tested. Good luck.
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