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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?

To evaluate whether the concentration of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is affecting the amount of testosterone available to the body's tissues

When to Get Tested?

When your total testosterone results seem inconsistent with clinical signs, suggesting a testosterone deficiency or excess production

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None