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    Hi, I recently went for a swab test around my genitals, had a spot and wanted to make sure it wasn't any form of HSV.

    Anyways, I've had swab tests done before and they usually just rubbed a dry cotton bud over it and put it into a container, however this time when they did it, the cotton bud was wet and had some sort of liquid coating?

    Has anyone else had swab tests around the pubic area - did the cotton bud have a wet coating for you?
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    It's probably just the transport medium to preserve any possible viruses.
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