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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Alternative Names:SHBG
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SHBG
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Collection & Request Instructions:

Note: For retrospective test requests;

Specimens may be stored on the clot, rbc or separator gel for up to 8 days at 2-8C.

If testing delayed by >8 days remove serum from the clot or separator gel and store frozen.

Serum specimens stored frozen for 3 mths showed no performance differences. Avoid more than one freeze/thaw cycle.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Daily
Additional Notes:

Reference Range:

Source- Abbott Alinity i SHBG kit insert (Ref 09P38 March 2018).

Adult Males:                       17 - 78   nmol/L

Premenopausal Females:    34 - 148 nmol/L

Post menopausal Females:  26 - 118 nmol/L