Since we last spoke I broke out in two sores in my mouth, and below my lip which has been leaking yellow pus and scabbed over. When I went to the doctor he said that the pimple looked like an infected hair follicle with staff, but agreed to swab the sores. She said it looked more like stress ulcers than a cold sore/herpes lesion. The lady who swabbed the sore did it between 48 and 72 hours. The results came back negative.
Is this a reliable testing window? I read online that the best time is 24-48 hours. The sore was open still and hurt when she swabbed it.