Sex Hormone Binding Globulin


Sunquest Code:SHBGT  
Epic Code:LAB6429Epic Name:Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
Synonyms:Testosterone Binding Globulin; SHGB
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:84270
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Sample not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours, centrifuge ASAP and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 8 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

Age

Male

nmol/L

Female

nmol/L

1-30 d

13-85

14-60

31-364 d

70-250

60-215

1-3 y

50-180

60-190

4-6 y

45-175

55-170

7-9 y

28-190

35-170

10-12 y

23-160

17-155

13-15 y

13-140

11-120

16-17 y

10-60

19-145

18 and older

11-80

30-135

 

Tanner Stage I

26-186

30-173

Tanner Stage II

22-169

16-127

Tanner Stage III

13-104

12-98

Tanner Stage IV

11-60

14-151

Tanner Stae V

11-71

23-165

 

 



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