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Test ID: SHBG1    
Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis and follow-up of women with symptoms or signs of androgen excess (eg, polycystic ovarian syndrome and idiopathic hirsutism)

 

An adjunct in monitoring sex-steroid and antiandrogen therapy

 

An adjunct in the diagnosis of disorders of puberty

 

An adjunct in the diagnosis and follow-up of anorexia nervosa

 

An adjunct in the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis (tissue marker of thyroid hormone excess)

 

A possible adjunct in diagnosis and follow-up of insulin resistance and cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk assessment, particularly in women

Highlights

Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a major carrier protein for sex steroids in the blood.

 

Determination of SHBG concentrations is useful in the investigation of cases of suspected androgen excess such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or idiopathic hirsutism.

 

SHBG concentration measurements may be useful in the evaluation of infertility, disorders of puberty, thyrotoxicosis, and in the monitoring of sex-steroid and anti-androgen therapies.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoenzymatic Assay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Sex Steroid Binding Protein (SBP)
SHBG