PAML

SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN

Test Code
SHBGL 
 
SynonymsTestosterone Binding Globulin, Estradiol Binding Globulin, SHBG
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Preferred Volume1 mL
Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection ProcedureCollect all blood samples observing universal precautions for venipuncture. Allow serum to clot adequately before centrifugation. Keep tubes stoppered.
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum from cells ASAP and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 8 hours  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  
Unacceptable ConditionGrossly hemolyzed specimens; frozen samples thawed more than 3 times
Alternate SpecimensLithium heparin plasma (green top tube)
CPT Codes84270
Billing CodeSHBGL
Test ScheduleMon, Wed, Fri
Turnaround Time1-3 days
MethodICMA
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
Sex hormone Binding Globulinnmol/L
Male1-30 days13-85
31-364 days70-250
1-3 years50-180
4-6 years45-175
7-9 years28-190
10-12 years23-160
13-15 years13-140
16-17 years10-60
18+ years11-80
Tanner Stage I26-286
Tanner Stage II22-169
Tanner Stage III13-104
Tanner Stage IV11-60
Tanner Stage V11-71
Female1-30 days14-60
31-364 days60-215
1-3 years 60-190
4-6 years 55-170
7-9 years 35-170
10-12 years17-155
13-15 years11-120
16-17 years19-145
18+ years30-135
Tanner Stage I30-173
Tanner Stage II16-127
Tanner Stage III12-98
Tanner Stage IV14-151
Tanner Stage V23-165

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o84270.Z1Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
r84270.Z1Sex Hormone Binding Globulin84270.Z1Sex Hormone Binding Globulinnmol/L113967-5

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