Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein produced by the liver that latches or binds to all sex hormones present in males and females. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin blood test is done to determine levels of sex hormones in males and females. SHBG carries vital sex hormones throughout the body via blood and thus low levels of this protein may lead to several disorders.
Among the different hormones present, SHBG test mostly looks for testosterone levels. Lower levels of this hormone in males and higher levels in women can give rise to severe health issues related to infertility and other related ailments.
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A doctor orders for this test to detect reasons behind low infertility. Loss of sex drive in males and females remains the most important reason that calls for this test. Besides, erectile dysfunction in men and irregular or stopped menstruation in females, suggests reproductive health disorder and thus a need for this test.
In addition, low SHBG levels may also be related to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and Hypothyroidism. Higher levels suggest HIV, Hyperthyroidism or Hepatitis. Therefore, if your doctor suspects any of these disorders, SHBG test can be prescribed in collaboration with other laboratory tests specific to the disease.
Individuals do not need any specific preparation for SHBG test. However, informing your doctor about any other health disorder and medications you are using is crucial. The blood sample is collected via venepuncture; made mostly in your arms. Venepunture is a medical procedure that involves drawing blood from your arms through a puncture in any of your veins located in that area.
Avoid using any pain killers or recreational drugs just before the blood sample collection. Excessive physical activities may even affect your test results. Therefore, not indulging in any of these prior to your scheduled blood test is advised.