Regional Taste Intensity Test

Sensation: Taste


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An assessment of taste sensitivity. Participants are asked to rate the intensity of salty and bitter solutions on the tip of their tongue and mouth.

Administration Info

Age range: 12+
Test Time: 6 minutes
Available in: NIH Toolbox
Administration: Examiner-administered
Devices: iPad
Additional equipment required: Yes
Qualification Level: N/A

Supplies & Equipment

  • Disposable Cup
  • Gloves
  • iPad Stand
  • Laminated Card
  • Purified Water
  • Quinine Solution
  • Salt Solution
  • Spittoon
  • Sterile Cotton Swabs
  • Plus other; for a full list of equipment and materials needed, please refer to Appendix 6 of the NIH Toolbox V3 Administration Manual

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