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Estimating Free Testosterone Levels from Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Concentration

Purpose:

To estimate the percent free testosterone based on the serum sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) concentration.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

L68.0

Description:

Serum testosterone consists of both protein-bound and non-protein-bound (free) hormone, with the free fraction available to bind to cell receptors. Much of the protein bound fraction is bound to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). The amount of free testosterone can be estimated based on the serum SHBG concentration.

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