What is WADA Test (intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedure)?

Category: Procedures


Most epilepsy patients considering surgery have the Wada test first to look at language and memory on one side of the brain at a time. This test is officially known as the intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedure (ISAP). The name WADA comes from the physician who first performed it, Dr. Juhn Wada.

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Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
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Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with WADA Test (intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedure)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
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Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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There are no evaluations for WADA Test (intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedure).