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Question #21097 posted on 11/28/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Some states used to (and might still) make you take a blood test when you apply for a wedding certificate. Why is that?

- Meara F.

A: Dear Meara F.,

The blood tests are a way to check for diseases that might be passed on to children. They may also be used to check for STDs. (See the same question at Ask Yahoo for more information and links.)

- B.C.