NEI Inc. of St. Louis

14825 North Outer 40, Suite 330
Chesterfield, MO 63017

AANEM Accredited Laboratory Exemplary Status

About AANEM Laboratory Accreditation

The AANEM developed the Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Laboratory Accreditation Program as a voluntary, peer review process that identifies and acknowledges EDX laboratories for achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality, performance, and integrity based on professional standards. Accreditation provides laboratories specializing in EDX medicine with a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of care provided to their patients.

The standards used for accreditation evaluate the diagnostic services and clinical operations essential to providing quality patient care, including clinical staff qualifications and continuing education, the physical facilities, the EDX equipment, protocols for performing EDX studies, patient reports, and the policies in place for ensuring the health and safety of every patient.

Exemplary Status is the highest level of accreditation an EDX laboratory can achieve under the AANEM Accreditation Program. To be awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Status, physicians performing studies in the laboratory must:

  • Have completed a neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program
  • Have completed a training program in EDX medicine as part of a residency or fellowship program
  • Be certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) or by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in clinical neurophysiology or by the ABPN/American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in neuromuscular disease

NEI is one of the first eight AANEM certified labs in the country, and was awarded exemplary status.

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