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SHBG

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Also known as: Testosterone-estrogen Binding Globulin; TeBG
Formal name: Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
Related tests: Testosterone, Free Testosterone, Bioavailable Testosterone, LH, Albumin, Estradiol, Prolactin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

Most commonly measured in the evaluation of low testosterone (androgen deficiency) in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of excess male hormones (androgens)

When to Get Tested?

When you have signs and symptoms of increased or decreased testosterone and a total testosterone measurement is inconsistent with your symptoms

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None