Romberg test is a test used in an exam of neurological function for balance, and also as a test for drunken driving
Ask your patient to stand and close the eyes. Hold the position is for 20 to 30 seconds. If the body begins to sway excessively or the patient loses balance, the test is considered positive for an upper motor neuron lesion.
The essential features of the test are as follows:
Romberg's test is positive in conditions causing sensory ataxia such as:
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