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.
VQAAB Annual Review Summaries
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)