Sex Hormone Test Cost

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.

Sex Hormone Test Cost in Various Indian Cities
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CityAverage PriceStarting PricePrice Upto
AhmedabadRs. 1490.00Rs. 900.00Rs. 2000.00
BangaloreRs. 1702.00Rs. 540.00Rs. 3000.00
ChandigarhRs. 1586.00Rs. 750.00Rs. 2350.00
ChennaiRs. 1623.00Rs. 650.00Rs. 2500.00
GhaziabadRs. 1662.00Rs. 1000.00Rs. 2500.00
GurgaonRs. 972.00Rs. 700.00Rs. 1500.00
HyderabadRs. 1865.00Rs. 1000.00Rs. 4000.00
IndoreRs. 1040.00Rs. 450.00Rs. 1800.00
JaipurRs. 1222.00Rs. 800.00Rs. 2000.00
KolkataRs. 2213.00Rs. 1050.00Rs. 3500.00
LucknowRs. 1395.00Rs. 1050.00Rs. 2350.00
MumbaiRs. 1991.00Rs. 1050.00Rs. 2700.00
DelhiRs. 1916.00Rs. 900.00Rs. 3000.00
NoidaRs. 1468.00Rs. 950.00Rs. 2200.00
PuneRs. 1940.00Rs. 150.00Rs. 3500.00
TirupatiRs. 1138.00Rs. 400.00Rs. 2500.00

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.

Sex Hormone Test FAQs
Q: What are sex hormones?
A: Sex hormones are biomolecules made of protein or steroids which are found in varying quantities inside the body. They are responsible for imparting and maintaining the sexual characteristics of a person.
Q: What is Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)?
A: Mostly produced in the liver, SHBG is a protein which binds and protects sex hormones; namely, oestrogen, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), while circulating in the blood. It also enhances the function of the brain, heart and fat tissue.
Q: Why is SHBG test required?
A: It is useful to understand the reason of androgen excess in females, monitoring effects of hormonal therapy, diagnosing thyrotoxicosis, eating disorders and metabolic diseases.
Q: How is SHBG test performed?
A: A sample of blood is taken from a vein in the arm which is later sent to the laboratory for further assessment.
Q: What is the normal range of SHBG in the body?
A: In males - 10 - 57 nmol/L In females - 18 - 144 nmol/L
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