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Table 4 Tests Used to Characterize Nonallergic Rhinitis

From: Epidemiology of Vasomotor Rhinitis

Test Mullarkey et al[6] Enberg[7] Settipane and Klein[16]
Nasal exam + + +
Skin test + + +
RAST - + -
Total IgE + + (partial) +
CBC + - +
ESR + - -
TSH - - +
Cytology + + +
Sinus x-ray + + (partial) +
  1. Abbreviations: RAST, radioallergosorbent test; CBC, complete blood count; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone.Relative Prevalence Rates of NAR Subtypes