Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) is a diagnostic test for detecting extent of destruction caused to the structure and function of nerves. It is carried out in conjunction with an electromyography for a detailed overview of the patient's condition. Nerve conduction study is done on nerves that connect the spinal cord and brain to the remaining part of body.
Nerves are an important medium of transmitting information from brain to the different muscles in one's body and vice versa. This information is transmitted in the form of electrical impulses. Nerve conduction velocity test is recommended to people who suffer from injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disc syndrome, peripheral nerve injury etc. All of these injuries are associated with different nerves running in one's body.Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Cost in Various Indian Cities
|City||Average Price||Starting Price||Price Upto|
|Bangalore||Rs. 2910.00||Rs. 1450.00||Rs. 4500.00|
|Chennai||Rs. 3271.00||Rs. 1000.00||Rs. 7500.00|
|Ernakulam||Rs. 1475.00||Rs. 800.00||Rs. 2500.00|
|Gurgaon||Rs. 3304.00||Rs. 1500.00||Rs. 5500.00|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 2765.00||Rs. 1500.00||Rs. 5000.00|
|Jaipur||Rs. 2165.00||Rs. 1250.00||Rs. 4000.00|
|Kochi||Rs. 715.00||Rs. 450.00||Rs. 1000.00|
|Kolkata||Rs. 2491.00||Rs. 200.00||Rs. 6250.00|
|Mumbai||Rs. 5000.00||Rs. 3000.00||Rs. 7000.00|
|Delhi||Rs. 5705.00||Rs. 850.00||Rs. 11400.00|
|Pune||Rs. 3856.00||Rs. 1500.00||Rs. 5000.00|
|Thiruvananthapuram||Rs. 1464.00||Rs. 850.00||Rs. 2750.00|
A nerve conduction velocity test is a day-care procedure. Patient is not required to stay back in hospital post procedure. Also, it is done without giving anesthesia to patient. The time taken for conducting this test varies from center to center. However, it may be a little more time consuming if it is combined with an electromyography. Patient also needs to inform the doctor if he has undergone any device implant procedure in the past.
In a nerve conduction velocity test, electrodes are placed over the skin using jelly to make them remain firm on skin's surface. The electrodes are used to pass mild electrical impulses to pass from the nerve. This is done for stimulating the nerve. Nerve conduction velocity results are calculated using the distance between electrode placement and time taken by electrical impulses to travel through them. Abnormal results obviously signify damaged nerves. Depending on your test results, the doctor may suggest you to undergo a follow up NCV test in few weeks.