The nerve conduction velocity test is performed to evaluate nerve function. It tests the speed impulses travel through a nerve.
Review Date: 6/18/2011 Reviewed By: Kevin Sheth, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.