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Test Code SHBG1 Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Secondary ID

608102

Useful For

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

Method Name

Immunoenzymatic Assay

Reporting Name

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  90 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values

CHILDREN

Males

Tanner Stages

Mean Age

Reference Interval (nmol/L)

Stage I

10.4

17-135

Stage II

11.1

21-114

Stage III

12.7

12-138

Stage IV

14.5

7.7-67

Stage V

14.2

3.9-40

Females

Tanner Stages

Mean Age

Reference Interval (nmol/L)

Stage I

10.5

16-182

Stage II

10.9

24-121

Stage III

12.5

18-87

Stage IV

14

7.7-108

Stage V

14.9

10-79

 

ADULTS          

Males

≥18 years: 13.3-89.5 nmol/L

Females

18-46 years: 18.2-135.5 nmol/L

47-91 years, post-menopausal: 16.8-125.2 nmol/L

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

84270

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SHBG1 Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, S 13967-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SHBG1 Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, S 13967-5

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days