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General Stores

General Stores was established as a ready source of laboratory supplies for teaching and research. In accordance with UTHSC policy, General Stores is a self-supporting, non-profit facility.

The General Store is your on-campus source for research and teaching supplies like...

  • Lab supplies
  • Chemicals
  • Enzymes & media
  • Tax-free alcohol
  • Special order service
  • Shipping services (UPS/FedEx)
  • Online ordering
  • Free delivery

Supplies from more than 60 vendors including:

  • Fisher Scientific
  • Sigma
  • Invitrogen
  • Qiagen

Items are purchased in quantities that allow for the best possible pricing.

Is inconvenience a problem? General Stores is here for your convenience. Is your schedule too demanding? No time for ordering product, following up on arrival times or shortages and all the paperwork? No Worries!! Our goal is your satisfaction. Let General Stores be your extra set of feet and hands. General Stores will always be willing to go that extra mile to help make your work more efficient and increase your productivity.

Come by and visit us in the General Education Building. We are located down the hall from SASI in room B-41. We're sure you will be pleased with what you see.

General Stores Ordering Procedure

To purchase from General Stores, you may:

Once you have logged into the Catalog, you can search for items by a single word or catalog number to add your shopping cart. The information required is your name, address for delivery, phone number, account number or grant number, GL Code, items you wish to purchase, quantity and catalog number.

Handling Damaged Items or Shortages in Shipments

Shipments delivered by General Stores should be checked in detail as soon as possible after receipt and shortages or breakage reported to General Stores within two (2) working days. Damaged items will be picked up and returned to General Stores as soon as damages are established, and prompt replacements will be made. Shortages will be processed in a similar manner.  The delivery driver is not allowed to return anything to General Stores without the proper paperwork. All returns must be called in to General Stores first. Special order items are subject to a restocking charge and freight charges to send the item back.



Tom Wood

Alex DeHart
Inventory Control Specialist

Mandi Whitman
Operations Specialist II

Kim Wiley
Service Assistant II


May 16, 2024