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Correct swab?

I recently took an at home oraquick test. I swabbed my top gums first from right to left and then I swabbed my bottom gums from left to right. Does the direction I swabbed matter?
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No and why were you testing?
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I had unprotected sex about a year ago. Don't know my partners history.  So it doesn't matter the directions I swabbed? It doesn't say explicitly in the directions but does have a picture of them swabbing from right to left on both the top and bottom. However I didn't do it that way, I did top right to left and bottom left to right.
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No it doesn't matter.
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Would having a dry mouth effect my results?
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No, it doesn't test saliva.
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Thank you. Can I consider this conclusive since it is outside the window period?
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Yes your test would be conclusive at any time past 3 months of your exposure.
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