What is the role of nerve conduction velocity (NCV) studies in the diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Conventional NCV testing includes measurement of the speed of both motor and sensory conduction. The amplitude of the distal response is also measured. The proximal component of conduction can be investigated with H-reflex (S1 root) or F-wave (motor pathways only) response.


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