Welcome to Autonomic testing !
This site is devoted to autonomic and sensory small fiber testing. Both autonomic and sensory fibers are closely related anatomically and functionally. Both are type of small fibers and it is advantageous to test them simultaneously.
In general, autonomic and sensory small fiber testing can be helpful in evaluation of :
- Unexplained dizziness;
- Chronic fatigue;
- Chronic pain;
- Signs of gastrointestinal, urinary or sexual dysfunction.
How to prepare for the testing
The following should be avoided:
- Drinking alcohol the day before testing;
- Smoking, drinking cofee or drinking any coffeinated beverages several hours before the testing;
- Use any lotion at legs and arms at the day of testing.
Please bring list of all medications to the testing laboratory.
The testing takes about 1 hour.
The followig tests are usually done:
- Deep breathing;
- Valsalva maneuver;
- Tilt test;
- Skin biopsy.
More detailed descripion of the test can be found in this video.