When to get tested?
If a man is having symptoms like erectile dysfunction, slow growth of testicles and penis, development of breast tissue then he needs to take this test. Besides, if a woman is having symptoms like irregular or non menstrual period, skin pigmentation or thickening of the skin, male pattern baldness, excessive growth of facial or body hair then she needs to get this test. Sex hormone globulin test book online facilities are available.
A blood sample will be taken from your arm.
There is no specific preparation required. However, it is best to measure testosterone in men in the morning. Sex hormone binding globulin test cost is not very high.
If you have increased level of shbg then you are likely to have
- Liver disease
- Eating disorder
- Hypogonadism ( in men)
Besides, decreased level of shbg means
- Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Cushing syndrome
Find Sex hormone binding globulin test near you to get your test done.