The aim of review is to give basic information on the method of peripheral neuropathy examination using
biothesiometry technique. Impaired vibratory threshold can be identified in all patients with peripheral neuropathies,
the diabetic, uremic, alcoholic or paraneoplastic ones. It is a simple, sensitive and comfortable method for daily
screening. On the other hand it is sufficiently sensitive for detection and evaluation of peripheral neuropathy. Principle
is a vibrating probe, vibration amplitude can be changed by voltage adjustment. Biothesiometry is used in diagnostics
of peripheral neuropathies with impaired vibratory perception threshold, mainly in diabetology and neurology.
biothesiometry, vibration perception threshold, diabetic neuropathy, uremic neuropathy, alcoholic