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Test

The event of a price movement that approaches a support level or a resistance level established earlier by the market. A test is passed if prices do not go below the support or resistance level, and the test is failed if prices go on to new lows or highs.
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The attempt by a stock price or a stock market average to break through a support level or a resistance level. For example, a stock that has declined to $20 on several occasions without moving lower may be expected to test this support level once again. Failing to fall below $20 one more time would be considered a successful test of the support level and a bullish sign for the stock.
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This same sensitivity of the Pap test in finding disease, combined with the now-higher pretest probability can raise the level of false-negative results to unacceptably high levels.
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The benefits of the Pap test are clear: Once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women, cervical cancer has caused 70 percent fewer deaths per year since the introduction of the Pap test in the 1950s.
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Between 2000 and 2010, 125,297 female respondents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were asked, "Have you ever had a Pap test?" The researchers analyzed Pap test status by age group, race/ethnicity, U.S.
Between 2000 and 2010, 125,297 respondents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were asked, "Have you ever had a Pap test?" The researchers analyzed Pap test status by age group, race/ethnicity, US.