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

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma, grossly hemolyzed or specimens that have been frozen and thawed more than once.

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (≤-20°:C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Tue - Sat

Method

Chemiluninescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

CPT Codes

84270

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:28 AM