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Your healthcare provider usually can diagnose acute sinusitis by noting your symptoms and examining your nose and face. If your symptoms do not clearly indicate that you have sinusitis or if they persist for a long time and do not get better with treatment, your healthcare professional may order a CT (computerized tomography) scan (a form of X-ray that shows some soft-tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in conventional X-rays) to confirm that you have sinusitis.
Other laboratory tests your healthcare professional may use to check for possible causes of chronic rhinosinusitis include the following:
Last Updated April 03, 2012