Comprehensive Guide on EEG (Electroencephalography) in India
Everything You Need to Know About the EEG Test
The following article is a guide about EEG brought to you by LabsAdvisor, the one stop solution for booking all medical tests. The guide covers the following things:
- What is EEG Test?
- When is it performed?
- What is the procedure?
- What does having an EEG feel like?
- What is the EEG test cost in Delhi?
- How can I book my EEG Test ?
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What is EEG Test ?
EEG is a short form for electroencephalogram and is used to detect your brain activity and if there are any abnormalities present in the activity pattern. The test is very simple and is harmless. Being a non-invasive test it does not cause the patient any pain nor does it leave any scarring. Brain cells communicate with each other in the form of impulses and the test records these brain waves on a computer. The results from EEG test look like wavy lines and as having valleys and peaks, similar to a heart beat pattern. The doctor can easily analyse these results and determine if there are any abnormalities present in the brain.
When is EEG Performed ?
- As an EEG test records your brain activity, it can shed light on whether the brain is functioning properly or not. The doctor will prescribe this test to determine or to rule out any brain disorders.
- To diagnose Epilepsy or other disorders which cause seizures, and to see the type of seizures that are occurring
- To check for any internal head injuries
- Dementia or to check if there are any problems with the loss of consciousness
- To find out if the person who is in a coma, is brain-dead or not
- To keep a check on brain activity while a surgery is being performed on the brain
- To detect strokes
- To check for inflammation of the brain (Encephalitis)
- To study any presence of sleep disorders, such as Narcolepsy
What is the EEG Procedure ?
EEG is one of the simplest of tests. It does not cause any pain as it is non-invasive unlike other tests which usually use syringes to take blood samples. The procedure includes the placing of electrodes on the scalp, each of them having their own individual wires. The scalp is prepared for the test by cleaning it and removing dead skin cells and applying a gel or a paste before placing the electrodes. The patient experiences no pain in this procedure. The patient may be advised to stop taking certain medications before the procedure and they should consult the doctor about the medications they are taking. In some cases, the patient is also advised to avoid any coffee as it might alter the test results.
As the test is fairly simple, it can be performed in a small area in the doctor’s office or in the hospital. The patient is asked to sit in a chair or lie down on the bed. The EEG technician then begins to attach the electrodes on the scalp at pre decided locations after applying the paste or gel. All the electrodes are connected to the EEG recording machine. Most of the EEG tests take up to an hour to perform but those involving sleep analysis take more. The family members can stay with the patient if the doctor allows. Sometimes the patient may be required to sleep as little as possible the night before the test to get the best results. This is generally done when the patient is required to sleep during the EEG. The doctor may also give the patient a sedative to help them to relax and sleep while the test is being performed.
After the test has been performed the EEG technician will come and remove the electrodes from the scalp of the patient. There are no side effects to the procedure but the sedative may take time to wear off if the patient has been given one. The patient might not be allowed to drive or use any heavy machinery. If the patient is not under any sedative, they can continue with the normal routine of the day.
What does having an EEG feel like?
During an EEG test, the patient is free of any pain or discomfort. Although the electrodes used on the patient’s scalp measure electric currents running through the brain, the procedure is completely safe. Once the test begins, the electrodes pick up electrical impulses and display the data on a screen in the form of a graph. The EEG technician may ask you to do a certain activity to effectively measure your brain activity. This may include close your eyes, lie still, breathe in and out or look at certain stimulus (looking at a picture or flashing light). As the procedure is non-invasive you will feel little to no discomfort at all.
What is the EEG test cost in Delhi?
The cost of a test varies across labs and areas. LabsAdvisor.com helps you compare costs among the variety of different costs available and also gives you the additional benefit of discounted rates. You can click the links below to view and book the EEG test. Although LabsAdvisor.com offers the convenience of getting tests done at your home, the nature of the EEG test is such that it can be performed only in the lab under the supervision of an EEG technician.
Name of EEG (You may click on the link to know price and book test)
LabsAdvisor Minimum Cost of EEG
|EEG Test Cost in Delhi / NCR||₹ 1260|
|EEG Test Cost in Noida||₹ 1260|
|EEG Test Cost in Gurgaon||₹ 1260|
|EEG Test Cost in Bengaluru||₹ 1750|
|EEG Test Cost in Chennai||₹ 1275|
How can I book my EEG Test ?
You can call us at 08882668822 to book your EEG test. You can also download our Android App to make the online booking. The app is called ‘LabsAdvisor’. You can also leave a query by filling out the form that has been given at the beginning of this article. Our team will call you as soon as possible. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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