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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Mnemonic

SHBG

Synonym

SHBG

Guidelines

For specific testing guidelines please refer to: SHBG and Free/Total Testosterone Methods

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 (0.8 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 6 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Gender

Age

Range

Female

0 - 60 years

11.0 – 180.0 nmol/L

>60 years

24.0 – 159.0 nmol/L

Male

0 – 49 years

15.0 – 94.0 nmol/L

>49 years

15.0 – 113.0 nmol/L

CPT Codes

84270

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2021 08:17:01 PM


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