This new edition, which benefits from the most recent and up-to-date medical analyses, reviews the latest findings and figures on cholesterol, diabetes, triglycerides, metabolic syndrome and more. As an update, it brings numerous new details on new technologies. This edition includes additional chapters on lumbar and joint punctures. This book consists of three parts: – Part 1 describes the main biological analyses (blood, urine, lumbar and joint puncture tests, diabetes, cholesterol) and their standards. How to get a cancer diagnosis by way of a blood test? – Part 2 studies the main biological and medical check-ups with their meanings and causes, (what do the quantitative results actually mean? What are the diseases hidden behind the result? When we have to worry about it?), what are the useful exams to diagnose an allergy, infection, anemia, a hormonal imbalance for a woman, a thyroid problem, a pathology of prostate, etc. ? – Part 3, at the back of the book, is a glossary of 100 words and abbreviations used in the biological analyses. With this new edition, Dr. Bodin share shares with you more than 20 years of professional experience, and explains in detail the numeration related to each biological analysis known today.