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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An EEG test records the electrical activity of your brain.

An EEG test records the electrical activity of your brain. The test involves pasting small electrodes connected to a computer that records brain activity to your scalp. This noninvasive test is useful for diagnosing seizures and evaluating several other conditions.

How to Prepare for the EEG:
  • Wash hair the night before or the day of the test.
  • Do not use any styling products such as hairspray or oil.
  • Before your test, remove any hair weaves, extensions, braids, or etc.
  • Do not consume caffeine-containing food or beverages (e.g., coffee, tea, colas, chocolate) for at least 6 hours before the scheduled test.
  • If scheduled for a ‚Äúsleep-deprived EEG, do not sleep more than four hours the night before the test.
  • Take regular medications unless otherwise instructed.