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:
Dr Banwari Agarwal
Consultant in critical care medicine, Royal Free Hospital
Dr Sally Brady
Consultant clinical scientist, Viapath
Dr Mark Devonald
Consultant nephrologist, Nottingham University Hospitals
Mr Guy Hill
Dr Christopher Kirwan
Consultant in critical care and renal medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Mark Thomas
Consultant physician and nephrologist, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Dr Kay Tyerman
Consultant paediatric nephrologist, Leeds Children's Hospital