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4268 Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunochemiluminometric

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and estrogens circulate in serum bound to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). SHBG concentrations are increased in pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, cirrhosis, oral estrogen administration and by certain drugs. Concentrations are decreased by testosterone, hypothyroidism, Cushings syndrome, acromegaly and obesity.

CPT Codes

84270

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