Even though I found my colonoscopy to be "not that bad," I did hate the prep day that preceded it. You can't eat anything, you drink tea (I hate tea) or have chicken broth, and also use laxative pills and liquids, so you spend late in the day long into the evening in your bathroom, just you and your friend, the toilet. Then the next day, depending on what time your appointment is, you have no food or water for several hours, you go in, and if you are lucky, you are properly sedated, and you don't remember most of what happened, but parts of the test can be uncomfortable.
With the Cologuard, you have a few simple steps which are clearly outlined in the very well done brochure. You can choose which day you want to take the test, and once you finish and seal up the UPS box, you can take it over and drop it off (it's prepaid) and you wait for results. The Cologuard Kit is nicely done, it is an impressive little engineering feat, and makes dealing with a less than delightful situation less messy and seemingly more sanitary.
I have taken this test TWICE. The first time I put the wrong date on the labels (my fault), and despite following the instructions exactly and getting the box back on time, the wrong date put me outside the 72-hour limit. And they failed to notify me of this, so after five days when I called them, I learned I had to take the test again.
Since this was my fault, I did take it again and mailed it off today. Now I am learning that there is a high false positive (13%?) on this test and figure I will probably have to get a colonoscopy anyway. But if it does come back OK, I am going to trust it since my last colonoscopy was clear, no polyps, and I am old enough now to figure, the heck with it, I don't need any more colonoscopies. Check that one off.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend