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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Electrodiagnostics Laboratory/Clinic

The Electrodiagnostics Clinic at the UC Davis Medical Center consists of physician experts utilizing state-of-the-art testing equipment to provide accurate and precise diagnosis of peripheral nervous system disorders. All physicians have received certification by the American board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. These tests are performed after a detailed physical examination and assessment of the patient.

Clinic staff

Director: Jay J. Han, M.D.

Specially trained and board-certified physicians and technologists conduct all diagnostic studies and tests.

What to expect

Our approach to your diagnostic testing depends on the specific findings of the physical examination and assessment. Standard testing may include:

Electromyography (EMG) - EMG analyzes the electrical activity recorded from muscles. Nerve and muscle diseases reveal specific electrical abnormalities and EMG enables detection of these patterns.

Nerve conduction studies (NCS) - NCS tests evaluate the health of the peripheral nerves by recording how fast an electrical impulse travels through them. Slower impulse speeds can indicate the presence of nervous system disease or injury. A loss of amplitude in sensory or motor responses can indicate a failure of nerve fibers to conduct impulses or a reduced number of nerve fibers available in the nerve. These studies are especially helpful with patients who have neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and other nerve entrapments, neuromusculoskeletal injuries and other neuromuscular disorders.

Contact and referral Information

Health care professionals who wish to refer a patient to the UC Davis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic should call (800) 4-UCDAVIS (800) 482-3284. Patients who would like more information about the clinic should call (916) 734-7041.