UPSIT Smell Identification Test
The UPSIT Smell Identification Test is a comprehensive 40-item test from Sensonics and is the only olfactory test on the market today that can be self-administered. It is the most reliable (test-retest r=0.94) and accurate olfactory test available.
The UPSIT smell test will be delivered in a package of 7 tests and is available in multiple languages. Select your language in the drop down menu above.
The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) provides an absolute indication of smell loss (anosmia; mild, moderate, or severe microsomia) as well as an index to detect malingering. Norms from nearly 4,000 men and women spanning the entire age range provide a basis for examinee percentile rank. The Smell Identification Test is the most widely used olfactory test, having been administered to nearly 1,000,000 people worldwide. It is easily self-administered in 10-15 minutes. Developed at the University of Pennsylvania with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UPSIT is comprised of 4 booklets, each containing 10 micro encapsulated (scratch & sniff) odors. On each page, there is a different scratch and sniff strip which are embedded with a odorant and a four choice multiple choice question on each page. The scents are released using a pencil. After each scent is released, the patient smells the level and detects the odor from the four choices. There is an answer column on the back of the test booklet, and the test is scored out of 40 items. The score is compared to scores in a normative database from 4000 normal individuals, this tells the level of absolute smell function. The score also indicates how the patient does in accordance to their age group and gender.
University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test
The UPSIT was created by University of Pennsylvania physician and professor of psychology and otorhinolaryngology Dr. Richard Doty. Dr. Doty is also the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center.
The test has a secondary purpose as a self-examination test in the diagnosis of many diseases including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. The original test has been altered in several ways to be useful in numerous languages and cultures.
Available languages UPSIT
Available in 28 languages such as American, Arabic, British, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Shelf life UPSIT
Please note that the shelf life of the Sensonics UPSIT is approx. 6 months after purchase. This date is printed on each package of the smell identification test.
Manual and score key
The Smell Identification Test™ Administration Manual, which includes one scoring key, is essential for test interpretation and must be ordered separately. If this is the first-time ordering, we recommend purchasing the Administration Manual which also includes 1 scoring key.