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Frequently asked questions 

Top 6 frequently asked questions:

Do you see adults & pediatrics?

  • YES! We see all ages! Dr. Steven Ehrreich from Valley Childrens hospital interprets all of our neonatal and pediatric EEGs.

What happens during the EEG?

  • A routine EEG appointment is 1 1/2 hours long. 

  • We will place 26 sticky electrodes on your scalp and record your brain activity while you rest.

  • We will have you perform 2 simple activation procedures in the begining then monitor you from the other room. 

Do I need a referral?

  • Yes, we need an order with a diagnosis or possibly diagnosis that meets medical necessity. 

  • Most patients will start with the routine study, but if we need to catch an abnormality, we suggest having a longer in-home EEG.

What happens after?

  • You are free to go about your day as you please, there are no after care precautions.

  • You will have a small amount of paste left in your hair that you'll want to wash out when you get home.

Do you take insurance?

  • Yes, we accept most insurance plans. 

Do I need a long-term EEG?

  • If you have had a routine EEG, and are still having spells, seizures, etc, then we suggest a longer EEG to capture an event. 

What happens when you end the study?

Where am I during the test?

  • You will be in the comfort of your own home. 

  • During the duration of the EEG, we will perform over the phone integrity checks and monitoring you the entire time 

  • At the end of the study we can either end it remotely then you drop the equipment off same day or you can come in for a visit so we can remove the head wrap for you.

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How to prepare for your EEG

I am scheduled for a sleep deprived EEG

  • Get no more than 4 hours of sleep, less sleep the better.

  • Do not drink caffeine 8 hours prior .

  • Arrive with clean dry hair.

  • Have someone drive you to your appointment.

I am scheduled for a routine EEG

  • Arrive with clean dry hair.

  • No caffeine 8 hours prior.

How long is the appointment?

  • Your appointment will last 1 1/2 hours.

  • The EEG will record for is 61 minutes total. 

What happens after?

how do i prepare

What happens after?

How do I get the paste out of my hair?

  • We do our best to remove most of it prior to your leaving, but the best method is to wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner!

Can I have a copy of the report?

  • We have a patient portal where you can access your report after your doctor has gone over the report with you. 

How long till I get the reults?

  • Routine studies typically take 1-2 business days. 

  • Long-term EEG can take up to 4-5 business days depending on the duration of the study.

Who do the results get sent to?

  • The results are sent to the referring physician within 1-2 business days.

  • If there are other doctors you need the report to go to, you'll let us know when you complete your new patient paperwork. 

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