The SHBG test measures the blood level of SHBG, or Sex Hormone Binding Globulin.
Why is an SHBG Test important?
SHBG is a protein that binds testosterone and estradiol and transports them in the blood. As a result, the SHBG level affects the amount of these hormones that are available in the body.
What is an abnormal SHBG Test important?
Abnormal levels of SHBG can be seen in patients with excessive hair growth and undifferentiated sexual characteristics. Additionally, SHBG can be used with the Total Testosterone level to calculate the Free Androgen Index (Testosterone / SHBG). Values below 30 suggest a testosterone deficiency.
After placing an order, you will receive a doctor approved lab order by email usually within 20-30 minutes. The emailed Lab Requisition will allow you to go to a local patient collection site to get tested. You will not have to pay any additional lab, collection or doctor's fees. Most test will normally report within 48-72 hours by secure email. List of collections site can be found using our Lab Locator Tool. If you have any questions please call our offices at 1-844-455-6355 or chat online with a member of our Care Team.