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:
Consultant respiratory physician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Senior lecturer in respiratory medicine, University of Manchester
Consultant respiratory physician, Salford Royal Hospital
Consultant clinical scientist, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor of thoracic surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital
Consultant respiratory physician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant clinical oncologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust