Study Confirms Peripheral Neuropathy Tests Are A WastePosted on Feb 03, 2012
The big question, however, is what tests should be done?
The common tests for peripheral neuropathy that provide valuable information include sensation and muscle exams, lab tests for various causes for neuropathy, nerve conduction tests and even epidermal nerve fiber tests. Many of these tests should be done in a sequential fashion, with information you are looking for with each. We never take a test "just in case". Nor do we start with the less common causes of neuropathy in our testing.
So as you physician seeks to diagnose your peripheral neuropathy, ensure appropiate tests are taken and you understand what information will be provided from the test.