Thyroxine binding globulin (TBG) is the high-affinity serum binding protein for thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Normally, the thyroid adjusts to changing concentrations of TBG by producing more or less thyroid hormone to maintain a constant level of metabolically important free hormone.Elevated TBG levels are associated with influences such as pregnancy, genetic predisposition, oral contraceptives, and estrogen therapy. TBG is a test often ordered to evaluate patients with abnormal T4 and T3 levels.
Enzyme Immunoassay, Chemiluminescence
Competitive Assay, Streptavidin-Coated Plate
1, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 µg/ml (IS 88/638)