American Family Children's Hospital

Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies

Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) evaluate the peripheral nervous system.

  • An electromyography (EMG) is a test that assesses the health of the muscles.
  • A nerve conduction study (NCS) assesses the nerves controlling the muscles and the junction between a nerve and a muscle.

We provide testing on patients of all ages in the form of:

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve conductions studies (NCS) - motor, sensory and repetitive stimulation  



Some of the symptoms referred for EMG and NCS include muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, pain, numbness and tingling.




Some of the diagnoses referred for EMG and NCS include radiculopathies, myopathies and neuropathies.


EMG/NCS Laboratory at UW Hospital and Clinics

EMG/NCS Services at 20 S. Park Clinic

Video: What to Expect During Nerve Conduction Study and EMG Test (AANEM)