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.

External VQA Resources

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.