SMELL TESTS

 

Standardized "smell tests":

University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) - The UPSIT is a scratch-and-sniff test that uses cards with odorants on them, which you will try to identify. You can have this test administered by a doctor, or you can do it yourself.
University of Connecticut Test Battery (a combination of butanol threshold and odor identification)

PEA (phenylethylalcohol) Threshold Kit

The Pocket Smell Test

The Brief Smell Identification Test

The Alcohol Sniff Test

T&T olfactometer threshold test

Cain's odor identification test Connecticut Chemosensory Clinical Research Center (CCCRC) test - This tests your ability to detect smells, and your ability to distinguish between various smells.
You might even want to try Le Nez du Vin which consists of 54 aromas in small bottles of the typical scents found in white and red wine from around the world.

You may order your own "smell tests" through the web site of Sensonics, Inc., a company that sells products for assessing chemosensory function to the medical, scientific and industrial communities.

“Several simple chemosensory tests can be done in the primary care office if the patient’s history or examination of the cranial nerves suggests it. In general, chocolate, coffee, or perfume may be used for initial superficial testing; however, strong, irritating aromas such as ammonia are more appropriate for measuring trigeminal nerve function rather than olfactory nerve function. Also, each nostril should be tested separately to ascertain whether the problem is unilateral or bilateral.”
(FROM: Norman M. Mann, MD, Management of smell and taste problems. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Volume 69, Number 4, April 2002 – please see http://www.ccjm.org/pdffiles/MANN402.PDF for the full text of this article, it is very informative and interesting.)

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