- Test for Levels of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin in the Bloodstream
- Results in 5-7 Business Days
- Can Be Used by Patients and Professionals
- No Lab Fees & Includes Pre-Paid Return Shipping Label
- One-Step Easy-to-Use Test In the Privacy of Home
- Due to State Law, This Test Can Not Be Shipped to NY State
Due to State Law, We Can Not Ship This Product to NY
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A measure of good health is the amount of unbound, “total” sex hormones in the bloodstream. High levels of androgens and testosterone indicate lack of stress, as well as anabolism. If you suspect you may have abnormal levels of sex hormone, use ZRT Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Dried Blood Spot Home Test Kit.
ZRT Sex Hormone Binding Globulin DSB Home Test Kit is best used within 30 minutes of waking, and prior to eating or drinking anything besides water. In the fasted state, hormone blood concentrations normalize and provide the most accurate results.
What is SHBG?
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein that binds to testosterone and estradiol (the most predominant estrogen compound). The brain, liver and sex organs (testes, uterus, placenta) are responsible for SHBG secretion. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin is present in males and females.SHBG levels can be abnormally elevated or depleted.
Causes or Disorders Associated With Elevated SHBG Levels:
- Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid Gland)
Gynecomastia (Enlarged Male Breast Tissue)
When SHBG levels are higher, this indicates a high secretion of the hormone estrogen, which may result in sexual expression of typically feminine traits.
Causes or Disorders Associated With Depleted SHBG Levels:
Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid Gland)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Type 2 Diabetes and/or Obesity
Using a dried blood sample, reported SHBG levels can be compared with a provided Reference Interval Chart. The highest levels of this glycoprotein are typically present for two years after birth, while the lowest normal levels are found in post-pubescent adult males.
Test result interference may be caused by the presence and administration of biotin in the bloodstream. If you plan on using this test, ensure to avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 hours prior to administering the dried blood spot test.
Irregular secretion of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin leads to a myriad of health deficiencies and affects quality of living. ZRT Sex Hormone Binding Globulin DSB Test allows those with hormone concerns to regain their personal vigor.
- Use this Signs & Symptoms Checklist to Determine the Appropriate Hormone Imbalance Test Profile
- View our PDFs on Hormone Imbalance Below: