NCV Testing Services

WorldCare Clinical provides mobile NCV testing services throughout the United States.

Our Certified Nerve Conduction Technicians have extensive experience in performing NCV tests for clinical trials and diagnostic purposes.

If you have a need for NCV tests as part of your clinical trial, WorldCare provides NCV examiners at clinical sites anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in many other countries.

What is nerve conduction velocity?

A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve.  NCV can determine nerve damage and destruction.
 
During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin.  Two electrodes are placed on the skin over the nerve.  One electrode stimulates the nerve with a mild electrical impulse and the other electrode records it.  The resulting electrical activity is recorded by another electrode.  This is repeated for each nerve being tested.
 
The nerve conduction velocity (speed) is then calculated by measuring the distance between electrodes and the time it takes for electrical impulses to travel between electrodes.  The procedure helps to detect the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves and muscles.

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