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The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test is a standardized commercially available kit used for testing the sense of smell. It has become the standard in the field due to it's reliability and practicality - a patient can complete the test in a waiting room in less than five minutes.

The test consists of a booklet with 40 samples, which are broken with a pencil and then sniffed by the patient. The patient then chooses from a multiple choice of 4 different responses. The patient is then given an absolute score and a relative score based on their age and gender.

The test is very good at detecting neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

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