Evaluation of Olfaction (Sniffin’ Sticks® Smell Test)
In diagnostic approach and follow-up of nasal and sinus disease, evaluation of olfaction is often important. This can be done with various ways. At our Clinic we use the Sniffin’Sticks ® method, which is quick, reliable, and well documented.
A stick is presented to the patient, who smells the tip and then chooses from four given answers, the one that describes best the substance contained in the stick.
We typically use the 12 stick test, in which a score of 10 to 12 corresponds to normal olfaction.