This topic was considered by the diagnostics advisory committee, which is a standing advisory committee of NICE.
Committee members are asked to declare any interests in the test to be assessed. If it is considered there is a conflict of interest, the member is excluded from participating further in that assessment.
The minutes of each committee meeting, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.
Additional specialist committee members took part in the discussions for this topic:
Mrs Gillian Cross
Advanced clinical practitioner, Salford Primary Care Together
Mr Keith Howell
Clinical pharmacist, Northgate Medical Practice
Prof Michael Moore
Professor of primary care research, University of Southampton
Dr Mitul Patel
Consultant microbiologist, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Mrs Carole Pitkeathley
Lay specialist committee member
Mr Mohammed Rafiq
Clinical pharmacist, Pembroke Surgery
Dr Derren Ready
Clinical scientist, Public Health England