Welcome to Autonomic Testing
This site is devoted to autonomic and sensory small fiber testing. 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 coffee or drinking any caffeinated 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 following tests are usually done:
- Deep breathing;
- Valsalva maneuver;
- Tilt test;
- Skin biopsy.
More detailed descripion of the test can be found in this video.