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SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN

Mnemonic

SHBG

Synonym

SHBG

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. 

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL Serum (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed and plasma specimens, specimens that been frozen and thawed more than once

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Tue - Sat

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Age

Males

Females

1 – 30 days

17 – 92 nmol/L

18 – 66 nmol/L

31 days – 364 days

76 – 262 nmol/L

66 – 226 nmol/L

1 – 3 Years

56 – 190 nmol/L

66 – 200 nmol/L

4 – 6 years

50 – 185 nmol/L

61 – 180 nmol/L

7 – 9 years

33 – 200 nmol/L

40 – 180 nmol/L

10 – 12 years

28 – 169 nmol/L

22 – 164 nmol/L

13 – 15 years

17 – 149 nmol/L

15 – 128 nmol/L

16 – 17 years

14 – 66 nmol/L

24 – 154 nmol/L

≥18 years

15 – 87 nmol/L

35 – 143 nmol/L

Tanner I

31 – 196 nmol/L

35 – 183 nmol/L

Tanner II

27 – 179 nmol/L

20 – 135 nmol/L

Tanner III

17 – 111 nmol/L

16 – 105 nmol/L

Tanner IV

15 – 66 nmol/L

18 – 160 nmol/L

Tanner V

15 – 77 nmol/L

28 – 174 nmol/L

CPT Codes

84270

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017 12:24:11 PM


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