Frequently Asked Questions


Why test sudomotor function?


What does SUDOSCAN measure?

What information does SUDOSCAN provide

How can the physician use this information to help his/her patient?

Who should get tested on SUDOSCAN?

What are the reasons to get yourself tested on SUDOSCAN?

Does gender play a factor in the results?

Does ethnicity play a role?

Can my age influence the SUDOSCAN reading?

Does room temperature affect the test results?

Does exercising just before being evaluated impact test results?

Are SUDOSCAN measurements reproducible?

Can children be tested?

Can I use SUDOSCAN for type 1 diabetes?

How does SUDOSCAN correlate with HbA1c?

How do nerve conduction studies or EMG correlate with SUDOSCAN?

What is a ‘length-dependent’ neuropathy? Why is a SUDOSCAN test showing only abnormal hand ESC not length-dependent?

How often can you or should you retest?

Can SUDOSCAN be used to follow the course of neuropathy over time?

Is SUDOSCAN part of the protocol regimen for physicians today?

Can I get tested if I have a pacemaker?

What if I’m on Beta blockers?

What drugs can interfere with SUDOSCAN results?

What if I’m on anti diabetic drugs?

Are you sure it is diabetes?

Can skin conditions affect SUDOSCAN scores?

How should patients’ hands and feet be cleaned prior to SUDOSCAN testing?

If there is more surface area of the palms and soles on the sensors, will this result in higher conductances and therefore higher microSiemens measurements?


What does EZSCAN measure exactly?

Are you sure it is diabetes?

Are EZSCAN measurements reproducible?

What are the effects of treatments?

Does room temperature affect test results?

What’s the impact of exercise?

Does gender play a factor in the results?

Why and how does the blood pressure affect EZSCAN measurements?

What additional benefits and applications exist with EZSCAN (for the screening, or follow-up)?

What are the parameters used to calculate the EZSCAN score?

What is the shelf life of the electrodes?

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