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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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The tourniquet test (TT) which reflects capillary fragility and thrombocytopenia was recommended by WHO in 1997 for diagnosis of DHF and DSS, but not for DF.
This shows good clinical practices and is different from a recent report in which it was shown that tourniquet test and haematocrit are being used infrequently.24
In a study conducted by Kittigul and colleagues, 300 suspected cases of dengue were diagnosed by screening clinical criteria, fever with positive tourniquet test and leucopenia or, thrombocytopenia or haemoconcenteration in which 286 cases (95.3%) were serologically confirmed as having dengue virus.
Vogel took a group of students to a fast-food restaurant; half of them ate corn flakes, and their tourniquet test result remained normal.
Tinel's test (T) was done for all patients and then for patients who had negative Tinel's were subjected to Tourniquet Test (TT) and those for whom symptoms did not appear were again subjected to Tinel's Test with Tourniquet (T1TJ.
positive tourniquet test; patechiae, ecchymoses, or purpura; epistaxis or bleeding from mucosa, gastrointestinal tract, injection sites or others), thrombocytopenia (moderate to marked drop in platelets), and haemoconcentration (raised Packed Cell Volume).
Microvascular fragility may be demonstrated by a positive "tourniquet test" (5); this test is performed by inflating a blood pressure cuff on the arm to midway between systolic and diastolic blood pressures for five minutes.
Detailed history was collected as well as a general and systemic clinical examination (including the tourniquet test) was done.
Shock and gastrointestinal hemorrhages occurred only in dengue patients, but the tourniquet test did not help to differentiate chikungunya from dengue (12).
About 35 patients were tested positive with tourniquet test.
In persons with light skin color, the standard syphygmomanometer cuff tourniquet test has been widely used to screen children in outpatient settings; a positive test result is an early warning of incipient DHF.