Family Law


Must you take a blood test before getting married?

It used to be that many states required such blood tests. Now, only Montana still requires a blood test for females for rubella (see LegalSpeak, p. 274). The marriage applicants can decline the blood test only if they file an informed consent form acknowledging an understanding of rubella information and declining the immunity testing. Rubella, often called German measles, can cause a wide variety of problems if a mother is infected with the disease during pregnancy.


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