About Metabolic Fingerprinting

Metabolic profiling also called as Metabolic Fingerprinting is a widely used advanced diagnostic procedure that analyzes the presence/absence or levels of metabolites in your body and can forewarn you about certain impending diseases.

It is an entirely new approach that can provide insights about the causes of symptoms and risk of disorders based on a person’s diet and chemicals in the urine (Metabolites) and can also forewarn you about certain impending diseases.

Metabolites or Biomarkers are the by-products of the metabolic process which goes on in our body every single second. Metabolites act as markers which can reveal how diet and lifestyle in combination with ones genetic makeup, contribute to risks for certain disease.

How does it help

Testing for the biomarkers./Metabolites helps reveal activity and changes at the metabolic level, helping us discover hidden causes of major health problems and can tell us how specific aspects of our diet, along with our environment and genetic makeup contribute to certain nagging problems and how these translate into a higher risks for certain diseases.

Abnormal concentrations /accumulation of these metabolites in urine often signal a metabolic inhibition or block.

These abnormality may be due to

  • Nutrient deficiency,
  • Impaired enzyme function,
  • Toxic exposure,
    Neuro-endocrine activity,
  • Intestinal bacterial overgrowth or Drug effect.

It can indicate the functional need for essential or conditionally essential nutrients, diet modification, antioxidant protection, detoxification support and other therapies.

Guided correction based on your individual results help create ‘balance’ and promote youthfulness, energy, mental clarity, and general good health.

Contitions Tested

The profile is unique to every individual, and hence sometimes termed ‘Metabolic fingerprinting’.
Navigene Metabolic Profiling offers testing for the following panels:


Key Features

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How to avail Metabolic Fingerprinting testing

Register for the test, Navigene will send you the Sample Collection kit .

Take few drops of your urine sample on the two rectangular filter paper strips in the kit and air-dry it.

Fill up the details asked in the form. You may also write specific health conditions and/or any other medical information and the send the kits to Navigene.

A comprehensive, but easy to understand report shall be sent. The preventive/curative steps shall be mentioned in the report and can be implemented by your doctor.


Case Studies and examples

Specific dysbiosis markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth:

Urine contains unique products of microbial metabolism which are used to measure small bowel yeast and bacterial overgrowth. Unfriendly intestinal microorganisms, can manufacture them in relatively high quantities. These compounds are absorbed into the blood from the intestines and eventually appear in urine. Dysbiosis Profile measures the by-products of microbial metabolism, and is particularly useful in detecting the presence of pathogenic microbial overgrowth.
Symptoms of dysbiosis can be as diverse as:
Behavioral disorders
Chronic fatigue
Depression, Headache, Insomnia
Immune dysfunction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Joint pain
Learning disorders
Nutritional deficiencies
Food allergies
Skin disorders, acne
Treatment of dysbiosis: Probiotics, Digestive enzymes, and Antiobiotics
Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Know More

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and for the formation of blood.

Manifestation :

    • Weakness, light headed or prolonged tiredness
    • Pale skin
    • Bleeding gums
    • Numbness in fingers or toes
    • A poor sense of balance
      Depression and in some cases dementia
    • Decreased performance of mental abilities

Treatment : Vit B12 Supplements & regular follow ups