Understand Your Test

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Formal Name

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Why Get Tested?

Most commonly measured in the evaluation of low testosterone (androgen deficiency) in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of excess male hormones (androgens).

When To Get Tested?

When you have signs and symptoms of increased or decreased testosterone and a total testosterone measurement is inconsistent with your symptoms.