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Value Assignment Program

Supporting a diverse global QC network

Bio-Rad is a leader in independent quality controls with the world’s largest QC peer group program. Value assignment (VA) testing is critical to support a diverse global testing network. When participating in the VA program, laboratories and other organizations contribute data toward establishing statistically valid means and ranges for Bio-Rad quality control inserts. Together with Unity, our industry-leading data management software, our VA program can help increase confidence in the reliability of patient test results.

Inclusive QC value assignment program for testing

Getting started

In order to join the QC value assignment program, there are some minimum requirements for participation, including:

  • Your lab must be certified. (In the US, ISO, CLIA/CAP, or Joint Commission is required. In other countries, local or regional certification may be acceptable.)
  • Results must be delivered within two weeks from receipt of sample.
  • Your lab must be able to directly enter results into Bio-Rad's online database, VAWeb.
  • Each participating lab shall maintain its current profile and contact information in VAWeb.

Our top testing needs are for all analytes/methods for Siemens Atellica and Abbott Alinity systems.

Benefits of the QC value assignment program

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Participation helps improve reliability of test results for all labs

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Data is used to develop product insert values

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Diverse VA network helps increase precision of test results for all labs

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Participation aids new product development

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Joining the program increases your lab’s revenue

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Unity software offers world’s largest peer network

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