Who is a candidate for the test?
How is the test performed?
What is involved in preparation for the test?
What do the test results mean?
polymyositis, or inflammation of the skeletal muscle tissue muscular dystrophy, a group of inherited muscle disorders that cause muscle weakness
- myopathy, which means any disease or abnormal condition of muscles
- traumatic injury
- hyperadrenalism, or increased secretion from the adrenal gland
hypothyroidism, or decreased secretion from the thyroid gland carpal tunnel syndrome, which is pain or numbness that affects the hand
- sarcoidosis, a disease in which abnormal collections of inflammatory cells form in many organs of the body
Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disease in which the myelin sheathes of nerves are destroyed, causing a loss of motor function myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness spinal cord injuryor disease multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system diabetic neuropathy, which causes a painful tingling or burning sensation in the hands and feet amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive disease marked by muscle weakness
Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, Pagana and Pagana, 1998.