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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 patient's test results were negative for gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and human immunodeficiency virus, with a nonreactive rapid plasma reagin test result in 2008.
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Laboratory testing conducted during the initial evaluation 79 days before transplant showed no evidence of infection with HIV by EIA, hepatitis B virus (HBV) by HBV surface antigen testing, or hepatitis C virus (HCV) by anti-HCV serology; a rapid plasma reagin test for syphilis was reactive undiluted (1:1) with a fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test, also positive, consistent with previously treated syphilis.

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