What lab tests to do for causes of high SHBG?

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    What lab tests to do for causes of high SHBG?


    I'm not on TRT, and have pretty good total T and low E2, but have high SHBG (50) and low Free T (11). Seeing the doc Thursday to find why SHBG is high. But he's not an anti-aging kinda doc, so if I can go in with a list of labs to be done, that would help a lot.

    From what I've read here, it seems a full thyroid panel would be needed, including free T4, free T3 and reverse T3. Then I would like my adrenal function checked - would that be a cortisol test? Which one? Any others for adrenals?

    I assume he will do the usual blood chemistry and blood count.

    What other tests would you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabody View Post
    I'm not on TRT, and have pretty good total T and low E2, but have high SHBG (50) and low Free T (11). Seeing the doc Thursday to find why SHBG is high. But he's not an anti-aging kinda doc, so if I can go in with a list of labs to be done, that would help a lot.

    From what I've read here, it seems a full thyroid panel would be needed, including free T4, free T3 and reverse T3. Then I would like my adrenal function checked - would that be a cortisol test? Which one? Any others for adrenals?

    I assume he will do the usual blood chemistry and blood count.

    What other tests would you suggest?
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    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.

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