Unraveling the Hidden Scents: The Necessity of a Smell Test
Why is a smell test (also known as a chemosensory test) necessary? Can’t we simply tell if our sense of smell is impaired?
When any of our five senses are affected, accurately assessing the extent of the alteration requires a sensitive and standardized test, similar to a vision or hearing test, especially when there is only partial impairment. The same applies to our sense of smell; it necessitates a quantitative smell (or olfactory) test. Loss of smell can be subtle and go unnoticed, and it may have additional effects, such as altered taste perception.
Our U-Smell-It® olfactory cards are designed to detect what may be hidden and are optimized for speed, affordability, accuracy and to prevent cheating.
This validated olfactory test is a FDA registered class 2 exempt medical device. The test can indicate if you have loss of smell but it is not a diagnostic tool for a specific disease.