Virology Quality Assurance Program Resources

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.

VQA Lab Reagent Orders

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.

  • Place orders with the VQA
    • Important Login Update: Previously, each lab group was assigned a username to place orders with the VQA. As of July 26, 2021, users will need to create an individual HANC Portal account to place orders. If you have not set up an individual HANC Portal account, please request a HANC Portal account below. 
  • Request HANC Portal account
    • If you need a HANC Portal account or are having trouble accessing the VQA Lab Reagent Ordering site, please contact us.

VQAAB Minutes

Minutes of the bi-monthly VQAAB conference calls are provided going back one year.

June 19, 2020 VQAAB Minutes
April 17, 2020 VQAAB Minutes
Feb. 21, 2020 VQAAB Minutes
Oct. 31, 2019 VQAAB Minutes

VQA PT Program

Go to the Duke VQA PT Program Website.

VQA Data Management Center

Information about the submission of VQA data can be found at the VQA DMC website (password required).