Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) - Serum

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) - Serum

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This test is done to measure the levels of SHBG , a protein which binds with testosterone hormone. This test is used to understand the cause of infertility.

This Test Includes

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

When you have signs and symptoms of increased or decreased testosterone and a total testosterone measurement is inconsistent with your symptoms.

What is this test

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin commonly used measure for evaluation of low testosterone (androgen deficiency) in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of excess male hormones (androgens).