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Electromyography (EMG)

Description of Services

Electromyography (EMG) is a study that aids in the diagnosis of peripheral neuromuscular disorders. The examination consists of two components:

  • The recording of electrical responses of nerve and muscle tissue to electrical stimulation (nerve conduction studies)
  • The recording of spontaneous and volitional electrical activity of skeletal muscle tissue (needle examination)

The EMG examination is performed by a physician electromyographer as a diagnostic consultation. Electromyography is of value to patients with pain, numbness or weakness due to a disease process that involves the motor unit or the primary sensory neuron.

What Is an EMG and What Information Does It Provide?

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

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Last Update
June 24, 2013
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