Why get tested?
SHBG test is to understand the low testosterone condition. This is because SHBG is the primary hormone that regulates the testosterone quantity in the tissues of the body. The sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) transports the testosterone hormone throughout the blood by attaching it. The SHBG transports two main hormones; the SHBG test primarily analyzes testosterone transport. Low testosterone may indicate an androgen deficiency among men. This test also analyzes the symptoms and signs of excess androgens in women.
What is being tested?
The liver produces the SHBG protein. The quantity of SHBG in the blood indicates any deficiency or excess of the testosterone hormone.
No, but before taking this test, inform the doctor about any medicines or supplements that you take.