Primary congenital glaucoma


Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG; MIM: #231300) is a congenital or infantile onset condition, characterised by raised intraocular pressure. Signs of this may include enlargement of the globe (buphthalmos), cloudy/hazy corneas, lacrimation and optic disc changes. The condition causes irreversible optic nerve damage and blindness if untreated.

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Sending address

Great Ormond Street Hospital NE Thames Regional Genetics Service Laboratories
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Barclay House
37 Queen Square

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

1ml EDTA neonates, 5ml EDTA adults

Reference range

Not applicable

Turnaround time

40 days

Disease / group



Upon request

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Prenatals must be arranged in advance, through a Clinical Genetics department if possible.


The Genetics Laboratories provide an extensive range of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics diagnostic testing services.

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