Sex hormone binding globulins

Duration: 11min 28sec Views: 1178 Submitted: 11.03.2020
Category: School
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Here's everything you need to know about estrogen , progesterone , androgens , progestins , synthetic estrogen , and sex hormone binding globulin SHBG. SHBG helps to control the the amount of sex hormones available to the body—this helps keep sex hormone-related processes in balance.

Interactive Tools

SHBG - Clinical: Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG), Serum

This test measures the level of sex hormone binding globulin SHBG in your blood. SHBG is a protein made by your liver. It binds tightly to 3 sex hormones found in both men and women. These hormones are estrogen, dihydrotestosterone DHT , and testosterone.

Sex hormone-binding globulin

Chronic heart failure HF is a progressive disorder associated with a high mortality rate. Sex hormone-binding globulin SHBG is a plasma glycoprotein that binds to steroid sex hormones with high affinity, and which passively regulates its anabolic action by determining its free concentrations in plasma. Recently, SHBG has also been described as a multi-functional protein, capable of actively regulating the response to the steroid hormones and the entry of androgens in different cells and tissues.
Most commonly measured in the evaluation of low testosterone possible androgen deficiency in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms suggestive of excess male hormones androgens. None; however, testosterone is best measured in the morning because in men, testosterone levels demonstrate diurnal variation with higher levels in the morning. You may be able to find your test results on your laboratory's website or patient portal. However, you are currently at Lab Tests Online.