ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

ChristianaCare Neurosciences

Testing and Lab Work

We offer a wide range of neurologic testing to aid in the diagnosis of neurologic disorders. EEGs, both routine and prolonged ambulatory can help to classify seizure types and aid in the diagnosis of some intermittent neurologic disorders. EMGs can aid in the accurate diagnosis of conditions such as neuropathy, radiculopathy, muscle disorders or entrapment syndromes like carpal tunnel.

Our outpatient neurology practice is the largest and most comprehensive in Delaware. It is part of the ChristianaCare family of services that include the latest imaging technology and nationally recognized physical rehabilitation services. Our neurologists lead and participate in clinical trials to bring the next generation of treatments to patients. Let us help you live better.

Your doctor may order a type of neurodiagnostic testing to determine if there is a problem with your brain, nerves or muscles. It includes the following procedures:

Electromyography (EMG)

This procedure is used to test the functioning of muscles and the nerves that control the muscles. If you have a feeling of pain, numbness, tingling in your hands, feet or limbs, an EMG can help your provider identify the cause of the problem.

Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)

This test helps your provider assess the ability of the motor neurons to send electrical signals to your muscles. Electrode stickers will be placed on your skin, and mild electric impulses will be sent to the nerves through the electrodes.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

This is a test that records your brain waves or the electrical activity of your brain. The test can help your doctor to detect potential problems associated with the brain’s abnormal electrical activity.

We also offer comprehensive sleep medicine studies.