SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
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SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test

SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test - welzo
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SHGB (Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test is used to measure the levels of SHBG in the blood. It can be used to help diagnose conditions such as hirsutism (excessive hair growth), hypogonadism (low testosterone levels), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin)

High levels of SHBG may be seen in conditions associated with increased oestrogen levels, such as pregnancy, cirrhosis, and certain types of tumours. Low levels of SHBG may be seen in conditions associated with decreased oestrogen levels, such as menopause, androgen excess, and obesity.

The SHGB test is used to help diagnose conditions associated with abnormal levels of testosterone or oestrogen. It may also be used to monitor treatment for these conditions.

Symptoms of Low SHGB

Symptoms of low SHBG levels may include:

  • Weight gain

  • Depression

  • Irritability

  • Muscle weakness

  • Bone loss

  • Hot flashes

  • Fatigue

Additional Information

SHBG is a protein produced by the liver. It binds to three sex hormones: testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and oestradiol. These hormones are then carried in the blood to their target tissues.


SHBG levels can be affected by a number of factors, including age, gender, liver disease, obesity, and certain medications. A high SHBG level can lower the amount of active hormone available to bind to receptors, while a low SHBG level can increase the amount of active hormone available.


SHBG levels can also be affected by certain medications, such as Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer, oestrogen replacement therapy, and some oral contraceptives. If you are taking any of these medications, please inform your doctor prior to having this test done.


The SHBG blood test is a simple and quick way to measure the levels of SHBG in your blood. It is a safe and reliable test that can be used to help diagnose conditions such as hirsutism, hypogonadism, and PCOS. If you are taking any medications that may affect your SHBG levels, please inform your doctor prior to having this test done.

Symptoms of High SHGB

Symptoms of high SHGB:

  • Breast enlargement
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Cushing's disease
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Acromegaly

Why take a test?

The SHBG blood test is an effective way to measure the SHBG in your blood. The results from this safe and reliable test will be helpful to diagnose conditions such as hirsutism, hypogonadism and PCOS.


 

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70%
of Hirsutism cases are cause by Polycystic ovary syndrome
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), hirsutism (the excessive growth of excess terminal hair in certain areas for women)
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10%
of women in the UK are thought to have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
According to the NHS, many women with PCOS have no symptoms. PCOS can be increased risk of developing other health problems later in life.

Experts Opinion on SHGB Blood Tests

"SHBG is a protein that binds to most sex hormones, however, when these hormones are bound, it means the body cannot use them. We measure the SHBG levels in the blood to determine if hormone levels are at an optimum level."


Dr Sameer Nakedar
MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
Experts Opinion on SHGB Blood Tests

How to take a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test

Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.

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SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test Information

Specification of SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test

  • Test name: SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test
  • Also known as & related tests: sex hormone-binding globulin blood test, testosterone-estrogen binding globulin test, androgen-binding protein test
  • Biomarkers: SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin)
  • Test tube: SST (Gold microtainer)
  • Brand: Welzo
  • Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
  • Lab test ranges:
  • Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
  • Location of Lab: United Kingdom

What is a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

A SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.

What does a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test for? 

A SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test tests for the following: SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin).

What are the benefits of a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

Checking your health through the use of SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.

Can a GP review my SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test.

Are SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Tests available on the NHS?

The NHS offers SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.

SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test Kit and Ordering

How can a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test be ordered?

A SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.

What is included in the SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test test kit?

The SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:

  • 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
  • 1 x Free Return Label 
  • 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
  • 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
  • SST (Gold microtainer)

SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test Biomarkers and Results

What biomarkers are tested for in a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

The SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers: SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin)

What are the results ranges for a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test.

What is a normal test range for SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

The SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.

SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test Procedure and Timing

When should a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test be taken?

It is best to take a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test first thing in the morning.

How long does a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test take?

The typical turnaround for a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.

Are there any special preparations required before taking the SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?

We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.

What is the best time to post my SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

The best time to return your SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.

What sample is required for a SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test?

The SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a SST (Gold microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.

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