Efficacy of a saccharin test for screening to detect abnormal mucociliary clearance

Br J Dis Chest. 1984 Jan;78(1):62-5.


A simple, inexpensive and reproducible clinical test for determining abnormal mucociliary clearance is proposed which identifies those patients in whom in vitro study of ciliary motility and mucus properties should be carried out.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cilia / physiology
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Ciliary Motility Disorders / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Nasal Mucosa / physiopathology
  • Saccharin*
  • Time Factors


  • Saccharin