Autonomic Lab Program

Autonomic testing is a noninvasive diagnostic examination of the nerves that regulate different functions and/or signals of the body. We have four different types of autonomic screens we perform depending on what diagnosis the physician is referring the patient. Each screen has several components:

The ANS (Autonomic Screen) is used to test the nerves that control heart rate, blood pressure and the sweat glands. This screen has four noninvasive tests, heart rate deep breathing, Valsalva maneuver, tilt table testing, and quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test.

The RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) Screen is used to test the nerves that control, skin temperature, skin blood flow, limb volume, sweat glands, and muscle blood flow. This screen has nine different noninvasive components to the test.

The QST (Quantitative Sensory Test) Screen is used to test the nerves that sense vibration, heat, and cooling. This screen has six different noninvasive components.

The TST (Thermoregulatory Sweat Test) Screen is used to the test the nerves that control the sweat glands all over our body. This test is used in conjunction with the ANS screen, by the referring physician.

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