Human Urine Contains Over 3000 Metabolites that can be measured for diagnostic purposes. Tauheed Ahmad April 21, 2017 Science 2811 Previously only a few hundred metabolites were known, but a recent study shows there’s a lot more going on in urine than we thought. These metabolites are able to help diagnose renal disease, genetic conditions, and some forms of cancer in a painless, noninvasive way. The discovery of this extent of metabolites in urine might expand the list of diseases that can be detected in a urinalysis. Human Urine Originally posted 2014-05-12 16:00:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.