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Screen Stocks

To investigate stocks for potential investment according to a predetermined set of criteria. For example, an investor may screen stocks according to the lowest price, the most market capitalization, the most favorable price-earnings ratio, or any number of other variables. One may also combine criteria while screening stocks. The process is designed to help one make the best investment decisions, and is often accomplished with the help of a computer.
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screening

the process of evaluating product ideas in terms of consumer acceptance, technical feasibility and cost. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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Therefore, identifying the factors that may affect screening test results will contribute to the improvement of these programs.
Screening tests can fail if your dog is newly infected and his immune system has not had time to produce antibodies, but these quick screens are one of the best ways to pick up these serious illnesses in your dog early on.
The aim of the study was to verify the psychometric properties--validity and reliability--and the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of the "Neonatal Tongue Screening Test".
THE screening test cannot harm you or the baby, but some of the further diagnostic tests could result in miscarriage, so it's important to carefully consider taking the test.
Despite extensive research and published studies, there are currently no screening tests for ovarian cancer that are sensitive enough to reliably screen for ovarian cancer without a high number of inaccurate results," FDA officials said in a statement.
I know it's not exactly the most glamorous thing to do but it's really important that everyone should do the bowel screening test, particularly when people get a bit older."
At the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, physicians debated whether the HPV test was ready to replace the pap smear as the standard primary screening test for cervical cancer.
A voluntary pilot screening test for the early detection of colon cancer has helped save 92 lives in the Larnaca communities where it was carried out, health minister George Pamporidis said on Tuesday.
While red hair, blue eyes, and a family history of melanoma may identify higher-risk patients, this study represents a breakthrough with a simple"screening test."Mole counts on the arms correlate with higher total body mole counts and, therefore, higher melanoma risks.
The findings of this study demonstrated that 95.8% of our people have never had screening for CRC before and even, more than 90% did not have any knowledge of CRC risk factors, symptoms or the screening tests. This data is far from the current situation in the US where about 65% of people aged 50 or older have received CRC screening test consistent with current guidelines and it is still below target rates (30).
"The main causes for avoiding screening are the lack of awareness of the importance of such tests, and the cost, as the screening test for HPV is not covered by most insurance," she said.
* The screening test must be acceptable to the population in which it is used