Please ignore the last post it was full of typos.
They did up locating my specimen, there was a confusion with my name because of a name change.
So, the original PCR swab that I got the day after the lesion showed up came back negative.
My questions are:
*I was swabbed on the Sep 15th, the swab made it to the lab on the 16th, but I didn’t get my results until the 21st because the lab was busy and backed up. Would the swab still be accurate after all that time in storage? Are PCR swabs stable enough to last a few days before being tested?
*Does washing your hands before the PCR swab affect results? I left from work and I had washed my hands when I used the restroom earlier in the day, but it had been at least an hour later that I got the PCR swab on my finger. Surely it still would have picked up shedding virus correct since it was the day after the lesion showed up, correct?