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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Alias: SHBG

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein synthesized by the liver. Circulating androgen and eostrogen concentrations influence SHBG synthesis. The regulation of SHBG synthesis, combined with SHBG's higher affinity for testosterone, impacts bioavailable testosterone concentrations.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
  • N/A;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Age and gender related nmol/L
RR for Female
1yr to less than 8yrs -42 - 189 nmol/L
8yrs to less than 11 yrs - 26 - 162 nmol/L
11yrs to less than 13 yrs - 15 - 108 nmol/L
13yrs to less than 15yrs - 11 - 98 nmol/L
15yrs to less than 17yrs - 10 - 84 nmol/L
17yrs to less than 19yrs - 11 - 155 nmol/L
19 to less than 50 years - 14.7 – 122.5 nmol/L
50 years and above - 16.7 – 124.4 nmol/L
RR for Male
4 dys to less than 1 mth - 14 - 120 nmol/L
1mth to less than 1yr - 36 - 229 nmol/L
1yr to less than 8yrs - 42 - 189 nmol/L
8yrs to less than 11 yrs - 26 - 162 nmol/L
11yrs to less than 13 yrs - 15 -108 nmol/L
13yrs to less than 15yrs - 11 to 98 nmol/L
15yrs to less than 19yrs - 10 to 50 nmol/L
19 to less than 50 years - 16.2 - 68.5 nmol/L
50 years and above - 13.7 – 69.9 nmol/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 09-05-2024