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Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Cost

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
We have Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) price information in 14 cities.
CityAverage PriceStarting PricePrice Upto
BangaloreRs. 2896.00Rs. 1450.00Rs. 4500.00
ChennaiRs. 2985.00Rs. 1000.00Rs. 7500.00
ErnakulamRs. 1475.00Rs. 800.00Rs. 2500.00
GurgaonRs. 3121.00Rs. 1500.00Rs. 5000.00
HyderabadRs. 2765.00Rs. 1500.00Rs. 5000.00
JaipurRs. 2165.00Rs. 1250.00Rs. 4000.00
KochiRs. 715.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1000.00
KolkataRs. 2491.00Rs. 200.00Rs. 6250.00
MumbaiRs. 5000.00Rs. 3000.00Rs. 7000.00
DelhiRs. 4736.00Rs. 750.00Rs. 10000.00
PuneRs. 3856.00Rs. 1500.00Rs. 5000.00
ThiruvananthapuramRs. 1464.00Rs. 850.00Rs. 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.

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) FAQs
Q: What precautions are advised before undergoing NCV?
A: Patients are advised to remove any jewelery, avoid alcohol and smoking, follow certain medicinal restrictions before undergoing NCV.
Q: What type of a diagnostic test is NCV?
A: NCV is classified as a type of electrophysiological diagnostic test.
Q: Who can interpret the results of NCV test?
A: Only a qualified neurologist can perform NCV and interpret its results.
Q: How often should NCV be repeated?
A: Frequency of repeating NCV depends upon the patient's diagnosis, general health and response to treatment.
Q: Which other tests may be advised with NCV?
A: Electromyography (EMG), vitamin B blood test, MRI brain, are some tests that may be advised with NCV.