CNS TESTING

Testing You Deserve

Understanding CNS Testing

CNS (Computerized Neurocognitive Screening) is a battery of computerized tests designed to assess various brain functions. It is commonly used to assess ADD/ADHD, as well as other conditions that can result in impairment of cognitive functions such as working memory, attention, concentration, and processing speed. CNS can also be used to assess for cognitive impairments that are often associated with affective disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.

Women patient sitting and doing CNS Testing
Women patient sitting and doing CNS Testing
Testing You Deserve

Understanding CNS Testing

CNS (Computerized Neurocognitive Screening) is a battery of computerized tests designed to assess various brain functions. It is commonly used to assess ADD/ADHD, as well as other conditions that can result in impairment of cognitive functions such as working memory, attention, concentration, and processing speed. CNS can also be used to assess for cognitive impairments that are often associated with affective disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.

How do you take a CNS Test?

Testing is conducted via laptop in the office or remotely on your device at home and is administered by a trained staff member of our team. This test will be scheduled as it can require prior authorization.

The assessment is completely non- invasive and requires only that you sit comfortably at a desk. The entire process takes around 45 minutes and is generally covered by your insurance with cash pricing available.

CNS Testing Example

What to expect with your CNS Testing?

We ask that you refrain from taking any stimulant medications the day of testing if you are completing an ADD/ADHD screening. If you have taken stimulant medications the day of your appointment you will be asked to reschedule to a different day.

In office:
During your CNS appointment you will be sitting comfortably at a desk in front of a computer. The totality of the assessment is conducted via computer. A trained technician will walk you through the instructions for the assessment and leave you to complete it. In some cases a retest of certain assessments may be necessary to ensure that all results are valid.

Remote testing:
If you chose to take your CNS assessment remotely you will need to keep a couple things in mind. You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with an operational keyboard and internet connection. You will also need a quiet space and ample time to complete your assessment. A trained technician will contact you by phone at your appointment time to direct you to the testing website and provide you with your testing code. You will call the technician back when you have completed testing. In some cases a retest of certain assessments may be necessary to ensure that all results are valid.

Psychiatrist looking at tablet

How is CNS Testing Helpful for my Provider?

The CNS report will provide your provider with objective data on your cognitive functioning in a variety of domains. This assessment is a tool that providers can use to assist in creating a more personalized treatment plan for you.

Psychiatrist looking at tablet

How is CNS Testing Helpful for my Provider?

The CNS report will provide your provider with objective data on your cognitive functioning in a variety of domains. This assessment is a tool that providers can use to assist in creating a more personalized treatment plan for you.