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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
0099375
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
SHBG
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin). 
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens collected in lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Grossly hemolyzed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
AgeMaleFemale
1-30 days
31-364 days
1-3 years
4-6 years
7-9 years
10-12 years
13-15 years
16-17 years
18 years and older
13-85 nmol/L
70-250 nmol/L
50-180 nmol/L
45-175 nmol/L
28-190 nmol/L
23-160 nmol/L
13-140 nmol/L
10-60 nmol/L
11-80 nmol/L
14-60 nmol/L
60-215 nmol/L
60-190 nmol/L
55-170 nmol/L
35-170 nmol/L
17-155 nmol/L
11-120 nmol/L
19-145 nmol/L
30-135 nmol/L
Tanner Stage I
Tanner Stage II
Tanner Stage III
Tanner Stage IV
Tanner Stage V
26-186 nmol/L
22-169 nmol/L
13-104 nmol/L
11-60 nmol/L
11-71 nmol/L
30-173 nmol/L
16-127 nmol/L
12-98 nmol/L
14-151 nmol/L
23-165 nmol/L

Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
84270
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099375Sex Hormone Binding Globulin13967-5
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Aliases
  • SBP
  • Sex Steroid Binding Protein
  • SHBG
  • TeBG
  • Testosterone-Estradiol Binding Globulin
  • Testosterone-Estradiol Binding Globulin (TeBG)
  • Testosterone-Estrogen Binding Globulin