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At WakeMed, our specialized neurodiagnostic lab is equipped with the most advanced technology to interpret your neurological symptoms. Throughout your experience, our neurodiagnostic experts provide compassionate, patient-focused care — from performing tests to developing results and collaborating with the physician on diagnosis and treatment.

We are experienced with testing patients of all ages, including infants and children.doctor showing patient brain test

Why Neurodiagnostic Testing Is Important

Neurological symptoms can be challenging to interpret and hard to replicate in a physician’s office. We use neurodiagnostic testing to study the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. This helps determine why you may be experiencing neurological symptoms — giving our physicians the right tools to develop an effective treatment plan.

About Our Neurodiagnostic Lab

Our state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic lab is staffed by trained technologists, who are skilled in performing tests that record electrical activity from the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

We use results from these tests to provide insight into a patient’s condition and to assist physicians in developing an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Testing We Offer

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): An EEG shows effects from trauma in the brain, certain brain infections, brain function or loss of function in a particular region, as well as oxygen impairment to the brain.
  • Electromyography: This measures muscle response and assesses the health of muscles and nerve cells. It can help explain why someone might be experiencing tingling, numbness or muscle weakness.
  • Evoked Potentials (EP): An evoked potentials test, or evoked response, measures how quickly a nerve responds to a stimulus. It can be helpful for diagnosing neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis.
  • Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM): As a safeguard to reduce the risk of stroke or paralysis, we offer this type of monitoring during surgery.
  • Long-Term Video Monitoring (LTVM):  
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV):  An electrical test that measures the speed of nerve impulse, an NCV can be helpful in determining why someone might be experiencing tingling, numbness or muscle weakness.
  • Urodynamic Testing: This test can help doctors see how well the bladder can hold and release urine, and how well it can empty completely.
  • Videoelectronystagmogram (VNG): A VNG studies the inner ear and brain to better understand dizziness and balance problems.  

How to Find Us

Our testing is performed in the WakeMed Neurodiagnostic Lab at our Raleigh Campus, which is located on the 1st floor of the Medical Office Building.

More Information and Referrals

We welcome new patients. If you’d like to receive more information about neurodiagnostic testing at WakeMed, please call us at 919-350-3734. If you are a physician referring a patient, please call us at 919-350-7000.

Sleep studies that involve testing such as EEG and EMG are available at our WakeMed Sleep Centers.

  1. At Outpatient Registration, turn right and follow the hall to the first intersection.
  2. Turn right onto the carpeted area, and follow the carpeted area to Occupational Health.
  3. Look to the left for the purple elevators and the sign for “Neurodiagnostic Lab, Pulmonary Functions Lab.”

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WakeMed is proud to partner with many neurologists and neurosurgeons.  In fact, they are the best in the business.

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