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Test Listing: SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN



Code 4013
Test or Panel Test
Name SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN
Specimen Type Serum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Preferred Volume 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 0.5 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure Collect all blood samples observing universal precautions for venipuncture. Allow serum to clot adequately before centrifugation. Keep tubes stoppered.
Specimen Processing Separate serum from cells ASAP and transfer to a standard aliquot tube.
Storage and Transport Refrigerated
Stability Room Temp 8 hours ?Refrigerated 1 week ?Frozen (-20 ?C) 1 month
Unacceptable Condition Grossly hemolyzed specimens; frozen samples thawed more than 3 times
Alternate Specimens Lithium heparin plasma (green top tube)
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 84270 x 1
Interface Order Code 4013
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? No
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology ICMA
Alias SHBGL
Synonyms Testosterone Binding Globulin, Estradiol Binding Globulin, SHBG

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