Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS) Laboratory at University Hospital


(608) 263-7247


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EMG/NCS Physicians


Health Information

What is an EMG/NCS?

The Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS) Laboratory at University Hospital is one of the largest laboratories in the area.
We see more than 2,000 patients per year, referred to us by nearly every specialty.
Diagnostic Procedures
We offer the latest in electrodiagnostic testing with state-of-the-art equipment and perform diagnostic procedures from the routine nerve conduction studies and EMG to the more complex electrodiagnostics such as:
  • Neuromuscular junction testing
  • Single fiber EMG
  • Laryngeal EMG
  • Autonomic studies
  • Movement disorder analysis
  • Rudendal nerve testing
  • Diaphragm studiesElectromyography and Nerve Conduction Study
Reasons for Referral
Patients of all ages are referred to the EMG/NCS Laboratory for a wide variety of reasons, which may include: 
  • Muscle – atrophy, weakness, cramping and abnormal muscle enzymes
  • Repetitive motion injury
  • Athletic injury
  • Neck, back and extremity pain
  • Paresthesias
  • Nerve compression
Our advanced interpretive methods can diagnose ALS, anterior horn cell disease, spinal muscle atrophy, polio, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, myopathy (polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis, metabolic), neuropathies (hereditary neuropathy, CIDP, Guillain-Barre, diabetic neuropathy, compression and entrapment neuropathy), radiculopathies (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral), plexopathies, cranial nerve disorders, painful neuropathies, reasons for bowel and bladder incontinence and shortness of breath.
Experts in Their Field

At the University Hospital EMG/NCS Laboratory, our medical are experts in developing and utilizing the latest in testing protocols. Our electrodiagnostic procedures are subject to continual quality evaluation and improvement, not only in testing sensitivity but in patient safety and satisfaction. Our devoted clinical staff has expertise in neuromuscular, neurology and rehabilitation medicine. We are committed to the pursuit of knowledge and as such actively participate in teaching medical residents from Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine specialties from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

University Hospital EMG/NCS Laboratory offers patients a complete electroneurodiagnostic encounter including a directed patient medical history and an individually designed nerve conduction and electromyography study.
Contact Information
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (608) 263-7247.