EMG is an abbreviation for electromyography. This test is often done together with nerve conduction studies (NCS). Together these tests are referred to as an electrodiagnostic evaluation. Doctors refer patients for these tests if they suspect some type of peripheral nerve disorder. Common examples would be carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, or peripheral neuropathy. The test takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes to complete. After testing Dr. Hogarty will discuss the results. A report is always sent to the referring physician as well.