VNG (Videonystagmography) is a test that assists your physician in diagnosing dizziness, unsteadiness or other problems with balance and coordination. The test consists of recording eye movements during a variety of circumstances including the application of warm and cool air to your ears. The test takes 60-90 minutes, is performed by a technologist and is interpreted with the assistance of a computer.
How do I prepare for the test?
You will need to obtain an ear wax removal kit from your pharmacy and use 4 days prior to the test.
Do not use lotions or creams on the face before test (no liquid base makeup on face).
Clean ears with a Q-tip before the test.
Do not eat large amounts of food before test.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to the test.
Do not wear any eye make up or mascara. You will be asked to remove it.
The following medications should be discontinued 72 hours prior to this exam: antihistamines such as Dimetapp, Benadryl, Zyrtec, Allegra, Claritin and all other allergy and cold medications, any medication for dizziness such as Antivert, Meclizine, Scopolamine or any patch that is used to suppress dizziness. All of the above medications will alter test results.
Do not discontinue medications necessary for your health, such as anti-seizure drugs, heart, blood pressure, diabetic drugs, etc. Ask us if you have questions about medications.
No children are permitted in the area during testing.