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Test ID: SHBG
Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG), Serum

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Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

9285

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

CHILDREN

Males

Tanner Stages*

Mean Age

Reference Range (nmol/L)

Stage I

7.1

31-167

Stage II

11.5

49-179

Stage III

13.6

5.8-182

Stage IV

15.1

14-98

Stage V

18.0

10-57

*Puberty onset (transition from Tanner stage I to Tanner stage II) occurs for boys at a median age of 11.5 (+/-2) years. For boys, there is no definite proven relationship between puberty onset and body weight or ethnic origin. Progression through Tanner stages is variable. Tanner stage V (young adult) should be reached by age 18.

 

Females

Tanner Stages*

Mean Age

Reference Range (nmol/L)

Stage I

7.1

43-197

Stage II

10.5

7.7-119

Stage III

11.6

31-191

Stage IV

12.3

31-166

Stage V

14.5

18-144

*Puberty onset (transition from Tanner stage I to Tanner stage II) occurs for girls at a median age of 10.5 (+/-2) years. There is evidence that it may occur up to 1 year earlier in obese girls and in African American girls. Progression through Tanner stages is variable. Tanner stage V (young adult) should be reached by age 18.

 

ADULTS          

Males: 10-57 nmol/L

Females (non-pregnant): 18-144 nmol/L



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