Roche Diagnostics offers a variety of options to connect electronically with our trading partners. Our connectivity options, in order of our preference are described below. Click on a connection type below to learn more.


For other connection options, please contact our Support Desk.

Roche is an official McKesson Certified e-Commerce Trading Partner and can accept orders electronically from their users.


To learn more about McKesson Provider Technologies follow the link below.

Applicability Statement 2 is one of the many connection options offered by Roche Diagnostics and is our preferred connection method.

What is AS2?
Developed under the Electronic Data Interchange-Internet Integration (EDIINT) Charter, Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) is the communication standard used to securely transport all types of business data, including EDI and XML, using the Internet rather than over a dedicated network.



Benefits of AS2:

  • Improved Industry Metrics
  • Network Cost Reduction
  • SME Enablement
  • High Level of Security
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • UCCnet Connectivity


Secured File Transfer Protocol is one of the many ways to connect with Roche Diagnostics and is our second preferred connection method.

What is Secured FTP?
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an internet protocol used for transfering files to and from remote computer systems on a network. Secured FTP builds on this foundation by using encryption techniques to make sure the files and data are secure.

Benefits of Secured FTP

  • Encrypted
  • Eliminate third party
  • Secure
  • Direct connection
  • Low cost


Utilizing a Value Added Network (VAN) is another way to connect with Roche. A VAN is Roche's third preferred connection method.

What is a VAN?
A Value Added Network (VAN) is a computer network owned and operated by a third party who also provides additional "value," i.e., they maintain the network, administer it, provide services not available from common network carriers, etc, usually for a fee.

Some examples of VANs include GEIS, Bleinschmidt, AT&T, HARBINGER, Advantis, MCI*net, and ARI Network Services.

Benefits of a VAN:

  • Widely used
  • Ease of implementation
  • Convenience of scheduling connections
  • Additional services available by provider
  • Pay for only services utilized
  • Reasonable cost
  • Number of providers available

VAN Resources:
For VAN connections, Roche Diagnostics utilizes the services of Sterling Commerce.


Frame Relay is another way to connect with Roche Diagnostics. It is Roche's least preferred connection method.

What is Frame Relay?
A high-speed packet-switched data communications service, similar to X.25. Frame relay is a leading contender for LAN-to-LAN interconnect services, and is well suited to the bursty demands of LAN environments.

Benefits of Frame Relay:

  • Low overhead
  • Ease of implementation
  • Reliable data transfer
  • Reasonable cost