External Quality Assurance

 

The Immunology Virology Quality Assessment Center (IVQAC) is a resource designed to help domestic and international immunologists evaluate and enhance the integrity and comparability of immunological laboratory determinations performed on patients enrolled in multi-site HIV/AIDS therapeutic, vaccine and prevention investigations. The IVQAC has multiple focuses including directing the External Quality Assurance Program Oversight Laboratory (EQAPOL), the Immune Quality Assessment (IQA) program, and the Non-Human Primate Core Virology Laboratory (NHPCVL).

IQA

Immunology Quality Assessment (IQA)

Thomas Denny, MSc, MPhil, has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) Division of AIDS (DAIDS) Immunology Quality Assessment (IQA)  program since 1999. The IQA is a resource designed to help domestic and international immunologists evaluate and enhance the integrity and comparability of immunological laboratory determinations performed on patients enrolled in multi-site HIV/AIDS therapeutic, vaccine and prevention investigations.

External Quality Assurance Oversight Program Laboratory (EQAPOL)

In September 2010, the DHVI became the home of the NIAID DIADS External Quality Assurance Oversight Program Laboratory (EQAPOL)  under the leadership of Thomas Denny, MSc, MPhil.