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23150 Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Test Code: SHBG
Useful For

​​SHBG is the principle binding protein for testosterone and it primarily useful in combination with total testosterone to enable calculation of free testosterone.

Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​

Red Top Tube (RTT)​ or Serum Separator Tube (SST)

0.5 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions

​Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerated​ 2 days​
Frozen​ 2 months​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ Chemiluminescent Sandwich Immunoassay​/ Immulite 2000
Test Information
Grossly obese subjects will tend to have decreased levels; elevated levels are seen with patients receiving exogenous estrogen and those with hyperthyroidism.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​
Adult male: 10-61 nmol/L
Adult female (non-pregnant): 19-125 nmol/L​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84270 ​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Cerner ​Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​

Red Top Tube (RTT)​ or Serum Separator Tube (SST)

0.5 mL​ 0.4 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Collection Processing

​Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerated​ 2 days​
Frozen​ 2 months​
Useful For

​​SHBG is the principle binding protein for testosterone and it primarily useful in combination with total testosterone to enable calculation of free testosterone.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​
Adult male: 10-61 nmol/L
Adult female (non-pregnant): 19-125 nmol/L​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ Chemiluminescent Sandwich Immunoassay​/ Immulite 2000
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84270 ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.