Sniffin’ Sticks Screening 12 Test with taste strips
With the Burghart Sniffin’ Sticks “Screening 12 Test” the question whether the patient possesses a normal or decreased olfactory sense can be roughly answered. Besides the screening of the olfactory function this test also contains taste strips. About 10-15% of patients with a decreased sense of smell also have a taste impairment. That is why it is advisable to also test the taste function. The taste strips with the four basic flavors (sweet, sour, salty and bitter) in the highest concentration make it possible to perform a quick screening of the taste function.
The patient names the smell and taste using a multiple choice form which offers four definitions for every pen and taste strips, only one of which is correct. A template that goes with the multiple choice forms makes evaluation very simple. This test is a commonly used test within ENT and occupational health and safety services. After performing this screening test you can roughly say whether the test person has anosmia, hyposomy or normosmia. It is based on the identification of every-day odors in the scope of a „multiple-forced-choice“ method. The time required for the execution and evaluation of the test is between 3 and 4 minutes. The test is recommended by the corresponding boards of experts or is established through the publication in renowned specialist journals.
Odors and tastes
The Screening 12 Test has 12 sticks with everyday odors. The odors of these sticks are peppermint, fish, coffee, banana, orange, rose, lemon, pineapple, cinnamon, cloves, leather and liquorice. This test also includes 4 x 25 taste strips with the four basic flavors sweet, sour, salty and bitter in the highest concentration.
Contents of the Screening 12 Test
The Screening 12 Test will be delivered with a holder, instructions for use and evaluation material. The manual and multiple choice cards are available in the following languages, please specify in your order: English, German, Polish, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Czech. Besides the 12 pens this test contains 4 containers with 25 taste strips and a tweezer to grab the taste strips out of the containers.
This test is also available as a refill set without the holder and material/ manual.
Shelf life Screening 12 Test
Each stick is labelled with a best before date, you can use the Sniffin’ Sticks for as many persons as you want before this date. Important is that you use the stick correctly, don’t touch the tip of the pen with fingers or nose. That will contaminate the stick and you cannot use the stick anymore because you cannot guarantee the quality of the odor of the stick. The shelf life for the Screening 12 Test is approx. 1-1.5 year.
Due to hygiene reasons we cannot accept returns of the sticks.
We have this test available from stock and can ship it within 24-hours after receipt of your order.
How to use the Screening 12 Test
We regularly receive questions about the use of the Burghart Sniffin’ Sticks. On this page we explain step by step how the Screening 12 test works, as you can see it is an easy and user-friendly smell test.