Blood Test and Marriage License Requirements by State
State Blood tests required Connecticut Yes District of Columbia Yes Indiana Yes Mississippi Yes Montana Yes
StateBlood tests required ConnecticutYes District of ColumbiaYes IndianaYes MassachusettsYes MississippiYes MontanaYes OklahomaYes
Premarital blood tests check both partners for venereal disease or rubella (measles). The tests may also disclose the presence of genetic disorders such as sickle-cell anemia or Tay-Sachs disease. You will not be tested for HIV, but in some states, the person who tests you will provide you with information about HIV and AIDS. In most states, blood tests can be waived for people over 50 and for other reasons, including pregnancy or sterility.
If either partner tests positive for a venereal disease, what happens depends on the state where you are marrying. Some states may refuse to issue you a marriage license. Other states may allow you to marry as long as you both know that the disease is present.
Marriage License Laws (United States)
As of 10/01/2003 the blood test requirement was repealed.
At the time of application for your marriage license, you will need to have a certified blood test for (VDRL) syphilis (DHR 366 form). This blood test is good for only 30 days. A physician, clinic, area hospital, and all military service labs can certify the results.
No other tests are required in Indiana to get married.
Blood test within 30 days showing that both applicants are free from syphilis. The results can be from any laboratory (in Mississippi or out of state) that is authorized to do pre-marital syphilis testing and is registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
According to Brenda Wright, D.C. of the Lamar County Circuit Clerk's Office, "The blood test is valid for only 30 days from the date drawn. Once the application has been made the time requirements end that pertain to the blood test." Additionally, the fee for the blood test is $13.00 per person.
In Montana, the bride is required to take a blood test for rubella unless she is over 50 years old.