Less than 1 minute to complete
At home, in a waiting room
Around $1 per test
95% accurate in detecting smell loss
Physicians do not regularly screen for changes in a person’s ability to smell as they might with sight and hearing. Monell is committed to ensuring that clinicians have the resources and knowledge to monitor their patients’ sense of smell to improve health and well-being. SCENTinel, a rapid smell test developed by Monell scientists and collaborators, is a tool that can help test for smell loss, a symptom of viral infections, brain injuries, aging, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
We are currently funded by the National Institutes of Health to validate SCENTinel’s applicability in the early detection and monitoring of COVID-19. But our long-term vision is that every visit to the doctor involves checking your weight, blood pressure, and your sense of smell. Read about all of it and more in these stories by the New York Times Magazine and the Philly Inquirer.