Sex Hormone Binding Globulin : 30740

Test Code
SHBGLX or 30740

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube (SST) or a plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Serum separator tube (SST) or a plain red top tube.

Transport Temperature
Roon temperature.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 60 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)


Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
<3 Years Not established  
                                    Male                    Female
3-9 Years                    32-158 nmol/L   32-158 nmol/L
10-13 Years                20-166 nmol/L   24-120 nmol/L
14-17 Years                20-87 nmol/L     12-150 nmol/L
18-55 Years                10-50 nmol/L       7-124 nmol/L
>55 Years                    22-77 nmol/L     14-73 nmol/L

Tanner Stages (7-17 years)
                                     Male                    Female
Tanner I                       47-166 nmol/L    47-166 nmol/L
Tanner II                      23-168 nmol/L    25-129 nmol/L
Tanner III                     23-168 nmol/L    25-129 nmol/L
Tanner IV                     21-79 nmil/L       30-86 nmol/L
Tanner V                      9 -49 nmol/L       15-130 nmol.L    

Clinical Significance
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.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

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