• Product name

    Human Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG ELISA Kit
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  • Detection method

  • Precision

    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    1 16 0.19nmol/L 0.009 4.5%
    2 16 0.76nmol/L 0.043 5.6%
    3 16 1.4nmol/L 0.095 6.8%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    1 24 0.24nmol/L 0.014 5.7%
    2 24 0.85nmol/L 0.051 6%
    3 24 1.9nmol/L 0.137 7.2%
  • Sample type

    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Cell Lysate, Hep Plasma, EDTA Plasma, Tissue Homogenate
  • Assay type

    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity

    < 0.001 nmol/L
  • Range

    0.031 nmol/L - 2 nmol/L
  • Assay time

    3h 30m
  • Assay duration

    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    The Human Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kit (ab213824) is designed for the quantitative measurement of Human Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG in cell culture supernatants, cell lysates, tissue homogenates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).

    The ELISA kit is based on standard sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technology. A monoclonal antibody from mouse specific for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG has been pre-coated onto 96-well plates. Standards (Expression system for standard: NSO; Immunogen sequence: L30-H402) and test samples are added to the wells, a biotinylated detection polyclonal antibody from goat specific for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG is added subsequently and then followed by washing with PBS or TBS buffer. Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex is added and unbound conjugates are washed away with PBS or TBS buffer. HRP substrate TMB is used to visualize HRP enzymatic reaction. TMB is catalyzed by HRP to produce a blue color product that changed into yellow after adding acidic stop solution. The density of yellow is proportional to the Human Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG amount of sample captured in plate.

  • Notes

    Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) or sex steroid-binding globulin (SSBG) is a glycoprotein that binds to the two sex hormones: androgen and estrogen. The gene for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG is located on chromosome 17 on the short arm between the bands 17p12→p13. And this gene encodes a steroid binding protein that was first described as a plasma protein secreted by the liver but is now thought to participate in the regulation of steroid responses. The encoded protein transports androgens and estrogens in the blood, binding each steroid molecule as a dimer formed from identical or nearly identical monomers. Polymorphisms in this gene have been associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform

    Pre-coated microplate (12 x 8 well strips)


  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components Identifier 1 x 96 tests
    ABC Diluent Buffer Blue Cap 1 x 12ml
    Adhesive Plate Seal 4 units
    Antibody Diluent Buffer Green Cap 1 x 12ml
    Anti-Human SHBG coated Microplate (12 x 8 wells) 1 unit
    Avidin-Biotin-Peroxidase Complex (ABC) 1 x 130µl
    Biotinylated anti-Human SHBG antibody 1 x 130µl
    Lyophilized recombinant Human SHBG standard 2 vials
    Sample Diluent Buffer Green Cap 1 x 30ml
    TMB Color Developing Agent Black Cap 1 x 10ml
    TMB Stop Solution Yellow Cap 1 x 10ml
  • Research areas

  • Function

    Functions as an androgen transport protein, but may also be involved in receptor mediated processes. Each dimer binds one molecule of steroid. Specific for 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone, testosterone, and 17-beta-estradiol. Regulates the plasma metabolic clearance rate of steroid hormones by controlling their plasma concentration.
  • Tissue specificity

    Isoform 1 and isoform 2 are present in liver and testis.
  • Sequence similarities

    Contains 2 laminin G-like domains.
  • Cellular localization

    Secreted. In testis, it is synthesized by the Sertoli cells, secreted into the lumen of the seminiferous tubule and transported to the epididymis.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names

    • ABP
    • Androgen binding protein
    • SBP
    • Sex hormone-binding globulin
    • Sex steroid binding protein
    • Sex steroid-binding protein
    • SHBG
    • TeBG
    • Testis specific androgen binding protein
    • Testis-specific androgen-binding protein
    • Testosterone binding beta globulin
    • Testosterone estradiol binding globulin
    • Testosterone estrogen binding globulin
    • Testosterone-estradiol-binding globulin
    • Testosterone-estrogen-binding globulin
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  • Database links


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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • Human Sex Hormone Binding Globulin/SHBG ELISA Kit (ab213824) Standard Curve.



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