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 Raneem Albazaz
Consultant radiologist, St James's University Hospital Leeds
Lay specialist committee member
Dr Pinelopi Manousou
Consultant hepatologist, Imperial College NHS Trust
Prof Alastair O'Brien
Professor and honorary consultant hepatologist, University College London Hospital and Royal Free Hospitals
Dr Jeremy Shearman
Consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Warwick Hospital
Each diagnostics assessment is assigned to a team consisting of a technical analyst (who acts as the topic lead), a technical adviser and a project manager.
Project manager (until April 2022)
Project manager (from May 2022)