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Sex hormone binding globulin

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB3477

 

Synonyms: 

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), IRMA

Methodology: 

Immunoassay (IA)

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

7 days for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Transport: Room temperature.
Unacceptable conditions: Plasma
Stability: Room temperature: 14 days Refrigerated: 14 days Frozen: 60 days

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: 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: Quest Diagnostics Valencia Nichols Institute 27027 Tourney Road Valencia, CA 91355-5386

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?ntc=30740

CPT Code(s): 

84270

Last Changed: 

8/23/2017 10:39:25 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 10:39:34 PM