Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Test, SHBG
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, SHBG Test measures the level of SHBG in the blood. SHBG is produced by the liver.
SHBG plays an important role as a transport for Androgen and Estrogen hormones including Testosterone and Estradiol.
High SHBG levels can result in inadequate amounts of Testosterone and Estradiol, low amounts of SHBG are linked to cardiovascular risk, hypothyroidism, diabetes, hair loss.
Preparation: Fasting is not necessary for this test if possible have the lab collected early in the morning.
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: