Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): SHBG
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red or Gold top tubes are also acceptable

Lavender top (EDTA) tubes are NOT acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma or serum required is 700 L for adult samples or 200 L for pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Male:
20 49 years: 18.3 54.1 nmol/L
≥ 50 years: 20.6 76.7 nmol/L

Female:
20 49 years: 32.4 128.0 nmol/L
≥ 50 years: 27.1 128.0 nmol/L

FREE ANDROGEN INDEX:

Male:
20 49 years: 35.0 92.6 %
≥ 50 years: 24.3 72.1 %

Female:
20 49 years: 0.3 5.6 %
≥ 50 years: 0.2 3.6 %
Effective Date: 2018-03-06
Revised Date: 2018-08-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship plasma or serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
SHBG
 
Referred To:  

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