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Blood Test States

Every couple that wishes to marry must comply with a state’s formal requirements. Only a few states require a blood test or a blood test and physical examination before marriage to show whether one party is infected with a venereal disease. In some statutes, for example, the clerk is forbidden to issue a marriage license until the parties present the results of the blood test.

Here’s a summary of each state’s laws regarding premarital blood tests. Please check with your county clerk’s office before you rely on these rules.