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EMG/evoked potential clinic

EMG/evoked potential studies are performed at Grand River Hospital, 5th Floor Kaufman Building. It is at Grand River Hospital’s KW Site at 835 King Street West in Kitchener.

A wheelchair-accessible entrance is available at 40 Green Street, on the east side of the hospital property. You are welcome to park in the Green Street parking lot or the main KW parking garage.

Please do not go to in the main entrance of the hospital but go directly to the Kaufman building which is across from the parking garage.  When you enter the Kaufman building, you will be on the 4th floor of the building. Please go to the 5th floor. Stairs are located at intervals along the main hallway and an elevator is available across from human resources.

Please plan to arrive for your appointment at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to park and have our receptionist register you.  Please bring your health card with you and/or your WSIB claim number.

A physician must order all tests. If your doctor has given you a requisition, please bring it with you. Also, we appreciate you bringing a list of the medications you are taking.
Preparation
 
EMG – this exam takes about 30 to 40 minutes. Please make sure you have no lotions, creams or oils on your skin. Please wear loose fitting clothing.

EMG and consult – takes about one hour.

Evoked potential – each part of the exam takes about 30 to 40 minutes. You must have clean, dry hair no grease, oil, mousse, or gel. Make sure you have no lotions, creams or oils on your skin. You’re welcome to wear your eyeglasses/contact lenses.

For physicians ordering EMG/Evoked Potentials
 
You may call or fax your request into the special testing unit. If you prefer to fax the requisition, please include:
  • Patient’s name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Ordering doctor’s name and those who need a copy;
  • The specific test;
  • Pertinent clinical information;
  • Reason for the test; and
  • Health card number.

Please click here to access the physicians' ordering form (in Adobe PDF format) for EMG/evoked potential testing.
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