The Virology Quality Assurance Program (VQA) is a contract of NIAID/NIH and is designed to provide virology quality assurance/quality control to NIH-supported laboratories conducting virologic assays on patient samples for clinical trials.
Laboratories participating in the VQA proficiency testing program can place orders for extra reagents, controls, and panels. Note: A HANC Portal account is required to place orders.
Minutes of the bi-monthly VQAAB conference calls are provided going back one year.
June 25, 2021 VQAAB Minutes
April 16, 2021 VQAAB Minutes
December 18, 2020 VQAAB Minutes
VQAAB Annual Review Summaries
Year 1 VQAAB Annual Review Meeting Executive Summary (Oct. 2020)
Year 2 VQAAB Annual Review Meeting Executive Summary (Oct. 2021)
Key Guidelines for VQA Participants (11Nov2021)
Participation Requirements and Scoring Procedures
- HIV-1 Drug Resistance Sequencing v2.0 (11Nov2021)
- Qualitative HIV-1 Total Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) PT Program v2.0 (11Nov2021)
- Quantitative HIV-1 RNA PT Program v2.0 (11Nov2021)
VQA Data Management Center: Information about submitting VQA data can be accessed on the VQA DMC website (password required).
Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) Virology Quality Assurance Program (VQA): Other resources and information related to the Duke VQA Programs, including proficiency testing schedules, can be found on the Duke VQA PT Program Website.